Instructors and participants of the 2016 Family Music Camp on the front porch of Porphyry Place at the Wrangell Mountains Center in McCarthy, Alaska.
Photo Credit: Paul Scannell Photography
Letter from the President
In McCarthy, the sun is low and lends a gray and gold warmth to the landscape that's unique to the season. Ice clings to McCarthy Creek's cobbled banks, and snow (finally!) covers last summer's yellow-brown fireweed stalks. The Hardware Store is buttoned up for the winter. Not many people are showering under a bucket amongst the cottonwoods.
But in Anchorage, and a few other towns dotted across the U.S., there’s a bustling energy as lovers of the Wrangell Mountains Center are hard at work. We’re preparing a diverse set of programs and planning for facilities improvements to help us meet our mission in 2017 and beyond. I’m thrilled to introduce our new Executive Director, Nate Anderson, who has worked as an intern and volunteer at the WMC during the last two years. On the Board, we have new members donating their organizational, programming, and development skills, and I’ve taken over leadership from Howard Mozen, who remains on the board.
Our 2016 season was a success due to the tremendous efforts of our hard working staff and the engagement of members and supporters like you. Whether you attended a Summer Arts and Lectures event for the first time last summer or have been a member for decades, your enthusiasm for science, art, and education in the wild Wrangells make you a part of our community. I hope you’ll consider a year-ending donation today to ward us fulfilling our mission in the coming seasons. And, if you can, after the snow melts off our doorstep in spring, we’d love to have you stop in and say hello. We’re always keen to hear why the WMC is important to you.
Yours in the Wrangells,
President of the Board of Directors