Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lake George Land Conservancy Volunteer Day

IMG_9254Just when I thought winter was over, Mother Nature decides to put me in my place with a late dumping of snow around the High Peaks. Though we may be dragging out the shovels and breaking out the skis, some places in the Adirondacks are getting ready for a bit of spring cleaning.

This weekend, on Arbor Day, The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) office in Bolton Landing is requesting some volunteer help from anyone willing to put in a little elbow grease.

Arbor Day, an annual observance celebrating the roles of trees, planting and their care, takes place the last Friday of April. It started in Nebraska in 1872 when journalist J. Sterling Morton spread his passion for nature to an eager audience eventually helping transform the landscape with trees to provide “windbreaks, shade, fuel and building materials.” Arbor Day is celebrated in all 50 states as well as many other countries around the world.

Volunteers are being asked to help rake, cut flower stalks, spread mulch and plant perennials. Some gardening tools will be provided, but extra rakes and clippers are appreciated. Reservations are required for the April 29th event.  Participants can just stop by either the Bolton Landing office or Peggy’s Point in Hague between 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

It’s not that my family doesn’t like the snow. We choose to live in the Adirondacks and love it. It’s just that after a mild winter, we were hoping for a more traditional spring with flowers, mud and even a few black flies. Since it looks like a good outdoor spring cleaning isn’t in our immediate future, at least we can do something nice for someone else. For more information about the LGLC Volunteer Day, call 518-644-9673. Enjoy!

Photo of the Bolton Landing’s Lake George Land Conservancy is used with the permission of Diane Chase, 

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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