Highpointers Club – Posted in: Basecamp
- Provides a forum for education about the 50 US state highpoints
- Aids in the conservation of the highpoints and their environs
- Maintains positive relationships with owners of highpoints on private property
- Assists in the care and maintenance of highpoints
- Supports public and private efforts to maintain the integrity of and safe access to state highpoints
The Highpointers Foundation has committed to purchasing two dozen modern benches made from recycled plastic.
Built with a black steel frame and pleasant earth-tone tan colored planks, these environmentally friendly benches are being placed at highpoints all over America for weary visitors to stop, pause, and admire the vista. Strategically placed to maximize viewing and resting, these benches will be seen in numerous highpoint locales by late 2014. The benches are each six feet long, and made by Kirby-built of New Berlin, WI, one of Americas leading providers of environmentally friendly trailhead equipment. Visitors may see some kiosks, info boards, signposts, and other items soon, all made by Kirby-built. The Bench Project offers opportunities for visible cooperation between the Foundation, the Highpointers Club, and managers/owners of the various state highpoints. It also provides an awareness to the public that maintaining and improving state highpoints is a continuing effort and process in which everyone can participate. Donors are needed to help make this project a reality. A custom plaque will be created identifying major sponsors, and imbedded in the back rest of the bench. Please consider sponsoring a bench at your favorite highpoint!
The Highpointers Foundation, a wholly separate organization from the Highpointers Club, was granted official 501-C-3 status by the IRS in March 2007. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the IRS.
To help the Foundation, please Make a Donation!