Saturday, May 25, 2024

Lake George Land Conservancy Receives $27,600 for Organizational Support

Lake George

Bolton Landing, NY –  The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been awarded a grant of $27,600 from this year’s New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) to help further its mission to protect the land that protects Lake George.

Grant funds will be used to strengthen the LGLC’s donor and land database systems, and provide additional technology, field equipment, and services to keep the organization working efficiently and effectively into the future.

The need for robust management tools comes at a time when the LGLC is managing a record number of land conservation projects throughout the Lake George watershed, as well as continuing to provide safe recreational resources and quality educational and outreach programming to residents, landowners, and visitors, year-round.

The NYSCPP grants, which were announced by Governor Hochul on May 7, are administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Land Trust Alliance, and are supported by the State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). Funding supports projects that protect water quality, prevent farmland conversion, boost public access for outdoor recreation, and conserve open space.

About the Lake George Land Conservancy:

Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988

The LGLC is an accredited, nonprofit land trust dedicated to working with willing landowners and other partners to protect the land that protects the world-renowned water quality of Lake George and the natural resources of the Lake George watershed.

Since its inception, LGLC’s land protection program has worked directly and with partners to permanently protect 12,228 acres of Lake George wilderness and more than 7 miles of shoreline, and owns and/or manages 15 featured parks and preserves that are open to the public year-round with nearly 40 miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and, at some preserves, hunting and snowmobiling. More information: lglc.org.

About  the NYSCPP Grants Announcement:

Governor Hochul Awards More Than $3 Million in Conservation Partnership Program Grants

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-awards-more-3-million-conservation-partnership-program-grants-0

Photo at top: Lake George. Explorer file photo.

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