The Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) 20th annual gala raised more than $240,000, thanks to its guests and business supporters. Over its 20-year run, the annual gala has raised nearly $2 million for land conservation and water quality protection.
Held August 2nd at the Inn at Erlowest, the gala featured a silent auction and live “Fund-A-Need” to raise funds for specific projects. The evening’s auctioneer, Sherry Truhlar, urged the audience to “plant the tree now” so that future generations can enjoy the rewards of a protected watershed and lake.
Nearly $143,000 was raised specifically for three projects: terrestrial invasives management, the protection of property within the Bolton Hub focus area, and the protection of land within the Huletts Landing Conservation Area.
The silent auction was stocked with items and experienced donated by community businesses and individuals.
The celebration marks the LGLC’s largest fundraising event of the year. All funds raised go towards land conservation efforts in order to protect the land that protects the lake. The permanent protection of stream corridors, shoreline, ridges and forests around Lake George, all help to protect the water quality of Lake George.
More information about the Lake George Land Conservancy is available on their website.