This coming fall, a group of a dozen staff from the Syracuse office of EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, will be completing a hiking challenge in Saranac Lake, New York to raise funds and awareness for Water For People, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing sustainable access to water and sanitation in developing countries. The Saranac Lake 6er challenge entails climbing 6 peaks for a total of around 33 miles in the stunning Saranac Lake region of the Adirondack Park. The EA Syracuse crew plans to complete the challenge all in one weekend.
With all of the beautiful lakes and waterways of the Adirondacks (and New York state in general!), we often take for granted how easy it is for us to just jump into fresh and clean water or find a public drinking fountain. We forget that billions of people don’t have access to safe water or sanitation. In some places, women and children spend more than four hours walking for water each day, and hundreds of thousands of people die each year from water-related diseases.
All proceeds raised through this effort go directly to Water For People. Please consider supporting our efforts to help bring clean water to everyone, forever. Every dollar helps! By donating you’re helping to provide clean water and sanitation for communities around the world.
The EA Syracuse team will be sure to uphold all aspects of Leave No Trace ethics, leaving our beautiful Adirondack Park in as good of shape or better than we found it!
NOTE: This event was previously scheduled to happen in early May 2020. Given the current situation with COVID-19, the EA team has decided it would be most prudent to push the event back to the Fall of 2020.