Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Community Bank has recognized the regional significance of Wild Walk by donating $25,000 to the iconic, outdoor experience that will change the way visitors to The Wild Center view the forest that surrounds them.

"Aside from its innovative design, Wild Walk is a new platform for seeing the world with a different perspective," said Craig Stevens, VP of Commercial Banking at Community Bank. "Changing perspectives makes people grow and consider other points of view, encouraging lifelong learning. Community Bank is honored to support this new way to see the Adirondacks."

"The Wild Center has galvanized an incredible community of supporters," said Stephanie Ratcliffe, Executive Director of the Center. "We all share a love of the Adirondacks. The Center is building a place, with the help of Community Bank and others, where more and more people can come together."

"We are so grateful for Community Bank's continuing investment in The Wild Center. This new support for Wild Walk is an expansion of their multi-year support of our educational programs and is a generous sign of their dedication to the economic and educational well-being of the Adirondack community," said Hillarie Logan-Dechene, Director of Philanthropy at the Center.

Opening on July 4th, 2015 there will be a series of events throughout the summer, including member-only previews, discussions with the designer, Chip Reay, and naturalist-guided activities helping visitors see the millions of different ways to look into the nature of the Adirondacks. A different season, an elusive animal, a new bird nesting, each day Wild Walk will be different for those exploring it.

For more information or to consider supporting Wild Walk, please contact The Wild Center at 518 359-7800 or visit us online at www.wildcenter.org/wildwalk.

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Tracey A. Legat