Highpointers Foundation Projects – Northeast Region
Connecticut – Mount Frissell2012 - Amount of financial assistance: $1,300
The Highpointers Foundation provided funds for a register and sign on the summit of Mount Frissell that provide directions to the Connecticut Highpoint on the southern slopes of Mount Frissell. A register was also placed at the Highpoint. More recently, The HPF provided funds for a nice Kiosk at the trailhead.
District of Columbia – Point Reno2007 to 2019 - Amount of financial assistance: roughly $2,800
The Highpointers Foundation provided funds for a
benchmark placed by the Washington D.C. Surveyors Association
after the highest natural ground of the Federal District was properly surveyed and
established in 2007. There was a dedication ceremony in April 2008, and
the highpoint became officially known at that point. The National Park
Service is cited right on the benchmark as the owner, with an
acknowledgement to the Surveyors Association.
This was the first collaboration between the Highpointers Foundation
and another organization for the benefit of a highpoint and for
the benefit of the National Park Service.
Maryland – Backbone Mountain2011 and 2012 - Amount of financial assistance: roughly $4,000
The Highpointers Foundation provided funds for signs leading visitors to the highpoint from the highway and along the summit ridge. These signs, developed by the Renaissance Signs firm of Gonic NH, employ theft-resistant bolts to deter vandals. A register mailbox and bench was added in 2012. We replaced the old wooden picnic table with a new one in 2017.
New Hampshire – Mount Washington2020 - Amount of financial assistance: roughly $900
The Highpointers Foundation has provided funds for an indoor register.
New Jersey – High Point2015 - Amount of financial assistance: roughly $1,000
The Highpointers Foundation has provided funds for a bench.
Pennsylvania – Mount Davis2015 - Amount of financial assistance: roughly $1,050
The Highpointers Foundation has provided funds for a bench. The bench lies at the edge of the summit clearing.
Rhode Island – Jerimoth HillAn ongoing project (1999 –> 2019) - Amount of financial assistance: roughly $800 to date
The Highpointers Foundation has provided funds for signage at Jerimoth Hill from 1999 through 2019. The original signs directed visitors to only come on Club-approved and owner-sanctioned Open Access Dates. In 2005, the Good Guys and Gals Fund provided funds for materials for a trail to the highpoint, signs, and a mailbox register. There was an improvement weekend immediately after the NH-05 convention on Labor Day weekend, and close to 100 people helped over two days. A replacement register and improved signs were added in 2012. A new sign at the start of the trail was placed on the highway in 2019.
SummaryAmount of financial assistance to date in the Northeast Region: Over $9,000
The Highpointers Foundation has raised over $170,000, and has invested more than $120,000 at 31 US state highpoints, the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden, Colorado, and for the USA-wide program of Highpoints movies.
Future projectsPossible future projects to assist privately and publicly owned state highpoints in the Northeast Region are being considered at: CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, and WV.
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