Key part of Articles of Incorporation

2. The purposes for which said organization is to be formed are as follows: (a)To disseminate information and inform the public as to hiking activities; to receive and administer funds and property and distribute same to charitable and educational organizations; to coordinate the efforts of walking organizations in the States of New York and New Jersey; to build and maintain trails and shelters in these states; and to aid in the conservation of wild lands and wildlife and protect places of natural beauty.