Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been awarded two grants, totaling $68,300, from the 2023 New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP), which is funded through New York State’s (NYS) Environmental Protection Fund. The Land Trust Alliance administers the Conservation Partnership Program in coordination with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
A $44,500 grant will fund improvements at Peggy’s Point, the LGLC’s beloved waterfront park in the Town of Hague. The work will redevelop the trail and add amenities to make the park and waterfront more accessible. Educational signage will enhance the visitor experience, and native plantings will strengthen the shoreline against erosion from storm events.
The second grant of $23,800 will fund expanded technology and other resources that will increase the LGLC’s ability to effectively engage and communicate with the public. This effort will include upgrades to the LGLC’s conference room equipment for multipurpose public programs; a website audit and necessary improvements to ensure its compliance with current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines; training and consultation for mapping software; and the purchase of field equipment to enhance stewardship efforts and citizen science capabilities.
LGLC Executive Director Michael Horn said, “The Conservation Partnership Program continues to be a reliable resource for the LGLC to fund mission critical projects that benefit communities all around Lake George. Many thanks to New York State and the Land Trust Alliance for this excellent program.”
About the Lake George Land Conservancy
Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988. The LGLC is an accredited, non-profit land trust dedicated to working with willing landowners and other partners to protect the world-renowned water quality of Lake George and to permanently preserve the natural, scenic, historic and recreational resources of the Lake George region.
Since its inception, LGLC’s land protection program has worked directly and with partners to permanently protect 12,179 acres of Lake George wilderness and more than 7 miles of shoreline, and owns and/or manages 35 parks and preserves that are open to the public year-round or by special request/restricted access with nearly 40 miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and, at some preserves, hunting and snowmobiling. More information: lglc.org.
Photo at top: The LGLC’s Peggy’s Point in Hague will benefit from funding received from the NYS Conservation Partnership Program. Photo provided by Sarah Hoffman, Lake George Land Conservancy Communications & Outreach Manager.
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