The Adirondack Museum recently gave the Harold K. Hochschild Award to much-deserving Jerry Jenkins, a man who has devoted much of his life to the Adirondacks.
Jenkins is an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Adirondack Program. He has nearly 40 years of field experience working in the Northern Forest.
The award was given to Jenkins for his long-standing service to the understanding and preservation of the Adirondack environment.
Much of Jenkins' life was spent in pursuit of knowledge in order to comprehend the biology, geography and natural history of the region.
He used this knowledge to give back to the area. Jenkins published two books, one with Andy Keal which offered an all-inclusive informative guide to the area, and another book about the impacts of global warming and potential changes to combat the phenomenon's negative effects.
At a ceremony held for the awarding, several friends and colleagues had nothing but positive tributes for the much-admired Jenkins. For the past twenty years, The award has been given to a wide array of intellectual and community leaders.
Much like Jenkins, Harold K. Hochschild was passionate about the Adirondack region. His strong feelings lead him to found the Adirondack Museum.
Thus it is fitting that the deserving Jerry Jenkins received an award named after a man very much like himself.
Do you know of other people who are dedicated to the Adirondack Region? Which parts of the Adirondack environment are you most grateful for? Share with us!