If you live in the Lake George watershed and you want a free native plant for your property, you can get one for free on Monday, June 29th.
There is, however, a catch: You must dig up one of the invasive plants on the list below from your property and bring it to the Lake George Association (LGA) to trade it in.
In order to get one of the free native plants, you’ll need to bring in one of the following nonnative plants, which are sold as ornamentals at local nurseries: Barberry, burning bush, yellow flag iris, Chinese silver grass, or wintercreeper. Photos and identification information for these plants are available at the LGA website.
LGA staff will ensure any invasive plant brought to their office is properly disposed of. They will also be available throughout the day to discuss the benefits of using native plants, as well as other ways to live lake friendly.
LGA’s plant trade-in event is happening at the Lake George Association office on Monday, June 29, from 10 am to 6 pm. The Lake George Association office is located at 2392 State Route 9N in Lake George, directly across from the southbound off-ramp of Northway Exit 21. For more information, call (518) 668-3558 or visit their website.
Photo of barberry provided.
I continue to read of efforts to restore wildlife formerly indiginous to the Adirondacks, but are no longer present due to market hunting and disturbances such as logging, which altered the natural enviornment. It’s obvious, to me at least, that the DEC prefers to let nature take it’s own course in this regard, rather that take the lead. For instance, the Moose is a prime example of self restoration, no thanks to the DEC. To my point : According to the Library of Congress, prior to man’s expansion into the Adirondack region, there were Elk as well as Moose inhabiting the region , while the majority of Whitetail deer tended to prefer the more southerly river bottoms. My question. Why does there seem to be no current effort to restore the majestic Elk to it’s former home? It’s certainly not for lack of appropriate wilderness! Your thoughts, please. Thanks for your consideration.