AMC Must Stop the Unilateral Sale of the NY/NJ Fire Island Cabin
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Many of us who volunteer at Appalachian Mountain Club's Fire Island Cabin are shocked to learn the AMC HQ in Boston plans on selling the facility without having consulted the hundreds of constituent NY/NJ Chapter members.
We do not agree with AMC's HQ plans to remove this valuable asset, sustainable nature, and vibrant community from the NY-NJ Chapter, and want the process stopped for a full, transparent, and local review of alternatives.
The Fire Island Cabin sits on 1.4 wooded acres in Atlantique that was, as we understand it, a 90-year old gift of to be protected from development. It's an oasis of nature, recreation, and goodwill, operated in the black by an all volunteer community, in the midst of a metropolis of 20 million people.
This rushed Fire Island Cabin land grab by AMC HQ does not seem to support the NY/NJ Chapters constituency, volunteers, nor priorities, especially in light of AMC's millions spent on huge tracks of uninhabited rural land in Maine, and the building of new multi-million dollar resorts there -- 300 miles from any metropolitan area.
Please fully inform all AMC members of this imminent plan, explore more creative long-term options, and delay any transactions until a vote from membership can bring about real agreement.
Meanwhile, we will continue to #stopAMCsellout
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