About Us

The Friends of Bramley Mountain Fire Tower

The Friends are an all-volunteer 501c3 corporation, formed to restore and reconstruct the Bramley Mountain Fire Tower which was decommissioned by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in 1970 and removed in 1975. The Friends will also be responsible for managing the tower once returned to the summit of Bramley Mountain, handling any needed maintenance and providing stewards who will staff the tower on weekends from Memorial Day through Indigenous People’s Day, stewards will be present at the summit. The stewards will provide Historical information about the tower, Basic outdoor education and Information about the surrounding area.

Among those agreeing to serve on the Friends’ board of directors are Ann Roberti, who will serve as president. Ann shepherded the project through the approval stages with Rick Roberts, who will serve as Vice-President. They are joined by Amy Beveridge, David DeForest, Wendell George, Jillienne LaFever, Laurie Rankin, John Sandman, Jeff Senterman and Doug Sluiter.

Read more about the Project Participants

Read more about the history of the Fire Tower

Friends of Bramley Mountain Fire Tower are grateful to our Business Sponsors:

Platinum SponsorWayne Bank$10,000
Silver SponsorOutsource Consultants$2,500
Bronze SponsorSluiter Agency, Inc.$1,500
Bronze SponsorCapital District Physicians’ Health Plan$1,000
Bronze SponsorCommunity Bank$1,000
Bronze SponsorDelaware National Bank$1,000
Bronze SponsorDelhi Telephone Co.$1,000
Bronze SponsorMargaretville Telephone Co.$1,000

We are also thankful to have received donations from The Catskill Mountain Club, The Catskill 3500 Club The Delaware County Historical Society

We are proud to report we have received donations from 157 individuals/families and small businesses, mostly local, but also from Fire Tower supporters around the country.