Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Bolton Recreation Hub In The Works

lglc logoThe Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the 2018 Conservation Partnership Program to enable the LGLC and community partners to develop strategies and plans to establish a new outdoor recreation hub in the Town of Bolton.

The plan is a collaborative effort between the Town of Bolton, the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce, and the Lake George Land Conservancy. The LGLC has contracted with The Chazen Companies to develop the plan.

According to LGLC’s Executive Director Jamie Brown, the recreational amenities will be identified, along with ways to link them with each other as well as with local business.

“Ultimately, the plan will outline itineraries to help people explore the area and better understand it,” Brown said in a statement to the press. “Getting people out on our land to understand why protecting the land that protects the lake is so important, then promoting the local economy by including shopping, eating and even lodging for extended stays. This plan is just a great way to really utilize all that we have right here to offer. We are proud to be active in the community, and want to see it thrive.”

Once the plan is completed, the partners can apply for additional grant funding to implement the recommendations. Work on the plan will begin this summer and should be completed before the end of the year. The LGLC hopes to use this plan as a template and tailor it for use in other communities around the lake.

For more information about the Lake George Land Conservancy, visit their website.

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