Memorial Day Work Party
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Rain Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
10am - 5pm
at the Old Hardware Store & Porphyry Place
Based in McCarthy, Alaska, at the heart of the nation's largest National Park and just minutes from the toe of the Kennicott Glacier, the private nonprofit Wrangell Mountains Center fosters appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of wildlands and mountain culture in Alaska through scientific and artistic inquiry in the Wrangell Mountains. Meeting the needs of students, writers, artists, scientists, travelers and local citizens, we offer opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to explore, express, and be transformed through direct experience with this extraordinary place.
The Wrangell Mountains Center provides residential and walk-in experiential education programs that foster discovery through direct contact with diverse environments. We embrace an interdisciplinary approach composed of analytical, artistic, and scientific modes of perception. We value wilderness both for its own sake and for the powerful direct experience it offers us. _______________________________________________________________
Your donation is tax deductible.
Many new opportunities are opening soon at the WMC - check our jobs page for details.
Transitions Underway at the Wrangell Mountains Center
Executive Director Jeremy Pataky will be leaving the WMC this spring. Learn more about this transition here. _______________________________________________________________
Program Registration is Now Open!
Check out this year's roster of programs and sign up today!
Our latest newsletter just hit mailboxes!
Download a PDF version of our latest annual newsletter here. _______________________________________________________________
Dedicated individuals willing to actively work to fulfill the WMC mission in an exciting time of new growth and opportunity are invited to submit an application by email or mail any time. We will review applications on a rolling basis by January 1, March 1, and September 1. We are especially looking for members with financial, organizational management, or scientific expertise, as well as people based in the Copper Basin. Learn more and download the application here. _______________________________________________________________
Porphyry Place Campaign Update
Over two years ago, we began a campaign to raise funds to expand our facility in McCarthy. Thank you to all our supporters-both individuals and organizations. The Wrangell Mountains Center appreciates your contributions and support, and we were very successful on many accounts. We kicked off our programing season last spring as the proud new owners of Porphyry Place!
We held limited programming on site this year and kept the majority of our operations based out of the Hardware Store as we retrofited and upgraded the new property for full use in the coming years. This purchase is one major step toward our mission-driven efforts to create spaces and communities that are dedicated to education, science, arts, and sustainable systems. Stay tuned to our plans for expansion into Porphyry Place, and thank you, again, to all our donors and supporters who are making this campaign a success!
56 individual Alaskans gave portions of their Permanent Fund Dividend totaling $3,931 directly to the Wrangell Mountains Center through the Pick.Click.Give. Permanent Fund Charitable Contributions Program in 2012. That total is up from the $2,675 received the year before! Big thanks are due to this year’s donors, including the 16 people who gave anonymously. Our youngest donor this year was 12 years old. One repeat donor gave $650 this year, and said that since his own financial needs were taken care of, he felt like sharing his dividend with organizations working on behalf of Alaska. We thank everyone who shared part of their dividend with the WMC.
Pick. Click. Give. provides an opportunity for every Alaskan receiving a Permanent Fund Dividend to consider using it in a meaningful and charitable way. 100% of every gift goes to each designated organization, thanks to the Rasmuson Foundation's assistance in paying for the administrative costs of the program.
Wrangell Mountains Center is now managing summertime non-NPS use
of the Kennecott Recreation Hall. Learn more here about using the facility.
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