Recently the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District received funding from the Lake Champlain Basin Program for a program called “Soil Savers”. The program is starting with a Conservation Celebration educational event, open to all on Saturday, April 26th from 9 am to 1 pm at Hovey Pond Park, 25 Lafayette Street in Queensbury.
Many people do not realize that Hovey Pond Park is part of the Lake Champlain Watershed since it is so close to the Hudson River. However, Halfway Brook flows north alongside Glenwood Ave. on the eastern side of the park and eventually enters the Champlain Canal in Fort Ann.
This event will have informational displays from the Warren County SWCD, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Town of Queensbury, Queensbury Parks & Recreation, The Lake George Association, Rotary Club of Glens Falls and The Fund for Lake George. This event is designed to create a broader awareness of the importance of understanding and properly managing your soils. There will be displays which include information on improving your soil’s health, a tree quiz and seedling handout, green infrastructure ideas for the home, tips to reduce stormwater impacts and the EM River Model.
This project was funded by an agreement awarded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in Partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program. NEIWPCC manages LCBP’s personnel, contract, grant, and budget tasks and provided input on the program’s activities through a partnership with the LCBP Steering Committee.
Photo of Hovey Pond provided.