A successful program of grassroots education and outreach on private property rights is being offered to people in the North Country as a result a generous grant from the Great Circle Foundation. The Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc., a not-profit educational organization based in Stony Creek, is using the grant to expand its exhibits at shows and fairs, as well as its publications and general outreach, to let people know more about property rights and land issues in northern New York, especially the Adirondacks.
The key aspect of the grant is found in the Great Circle Foundation's goals, which include advancing educational opportunities for groups of individuals that do not otherwise have access.
"A problem facing people in northern New York, especially the Adirondack region, is the inadequacy of education that would enable people to protect their private property rights and preserve their cultural heritage," said Carol LaGrasse, the president of the property rights organization.
"A lot more information is needed to enable people to participate effectively in government decisions that affect their families, communities, and the economic future," she said, and invited hunters and their families to visit the Property Rights Foundation's exhibits at NEACA shows at Saratoga City Center, which will start up again on January 28 and 29, 2012.
"There is a great deal of government information about social programs such as food stamps and heating assistance, but no government agency provides information about how to interact with the government itself to free people to prosper," said LaGrasse. "The people of this region are truly underserved in this respect."
To help people have an effective voice in preserving the local cultural heritage of hunting and hunting camps, the property rights group has exhibited at many NEACA shows.
The Property Rights Foundation of America®, which has been serving the area since 1994, has been able to expand its information flow with grants from Great Circle Foundation of East Northport. The property rights group is seeking invitations from sportsmen's groups, churches, civic organizations, and the Tea Party to put on an exhibit or to discuss Adirondack land issues and private property rights. Please call (518) 696-5748 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.