Posts Tagged ‘Lake George Land Conservancy’

Saturday, February 10, 2024

LGLC receives $86k to manage invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

An infested hemlock branch showing the woolly masses of hemlock woolly adelgid, found at the LGLC’s protected Clark Hollow Bay Preserve in Putnam.
Bolton Landing, NY
– The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $86,215 to support the LGLC’s rapid response and management efforts to control the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) on its Clark Hollow Bay Preserve in the Town of Putnam. The LGLC’s Land Steward discovered an infestation of HWA at its recently acquired 60-acre Clark Hollow Bay property in the spring of 2023. This was the first time HWA had been found on LGLC protected property, and is at the northern frontier of the HWA infestation at Lake George and in the Adirondack Park. » Continue Reading.


Monday, January 8, 2024

LGLC Receives Donation of Land in South Basin

Stream flowing through East Brook Preserve Addition.

Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been given a donation of 4.4 acres of undeveloped land in the Town of Lake George. This property borders the LGLC’s 12-acre East Brook Preserve and includes more than three acres of wetlands and 600 feet of forested steam corridor that help to naturally protect water quality.

The “East Brook Addition” donation was gifted to the LGLC by Karen Azer and her late mother Helene Horn.

“I am glad the parcel will remain forever wild,” said Karen Azer, “not only benefitting water quality but also protecting habitat for wildlife.”

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Adirondack calendar proceeds to benefit Lake George Land Conservancy

Adirondack sunset

Janice Prichett, an Adirondack photographer who resides in Upstate New York, is now taking orders for a 2024 Adirondack calendar which features images from around the Adirondack Park.  This year all proceeds (after expenses) will go to the Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC).

“The LGLC protects the land within the Lake George watershed to preserve the world-renowned water quality of this amazing lake,” Prichett said. “The Lake George Land Conservancy manages over 39 miles of trails. These trails are open to the public year-round for hiking, snow-shoeing, and cross-country skiing. While most trails lead visitors to views of Lake George, some take people to other destinations, such as waterfalls and beaver ponds. I personally have hiked and enjoyed these trails for many years.”

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

Dalton-Loines Family Papers exhibit reception set for Oct. 25

Reception
October 25, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center
This event is free and open to the public.

The Dalton-Loines Family Papers
Between 2019 and 2022 Sylvia Rogal Pope donated her collection of documents, photographs, and ephemera from the Dalton-Loines family to the Adirondack Research Library. In 2022, Phyllis Modley donated a guestbook filled with additional memories. The Dalton-Loines Family Papers consists mainly of materials that focus on their lake houses in the Northwest Bay of Lake George. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 2, 2023

Adirondack area BOCES, non-profits welcome new staff

Torey Patenaude, Community Engagement and Outreach Manager at CATS

Many non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the Adirondack region have recently welcomed new staff members/leadership, including Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, the Lake Placid and North Elba Destination Management Plan (DMP) Committee, Champlain Area Trails, the Saranac Lake Civic Center, and the Lake George Land Conservancy. Please see below for more details on these new hires and appointments.

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Monday, August 28, 2023

Registration is Open for Lake George adventure race

Participants in the 2022 Amy’s Race from the Glens Falls Runners Club.

Bolton Landing, NY – Registration is open for the Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) 7th annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake, taking place Saturday, September 30, 2023. The race is a 4.5-mile trail run at Amy’s Park in Bolton, NY. Registration is available online at https://lglc.org/amys-race.

Amy’s Park offers challenging and rugged terrain amidst ponds, marshes, and forests. A virtual option is also available, so athletes can run the race at Amy’s Park or from wherever they choose on September 30th, as long as it’s 4.5 miles.

An after-party will be held at the Bolton Landing Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest. Open to all race participants and members of the community, the after-party will have refreshments and a basket raffle. All proceeds from the race and the raffle will go to the LGLC’s Indian Brook & Northwest Bay Conservation Initiative, an ongoing effort by the LGLC to conserve lands in a highly sensitive region of the Lake George watershed.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Field Training for Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid set for March 11

closeup of hemlock woolly adelgid

Bolton Landing, NY – The public is invited to attend a hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) field survey training on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am to noon, at Hearthstone Point Campground in Lake George.

Program leaders will give an overview of winter outing safety skills, while teaching how to identify hemlock trees, survey for hemlock woolly adelgid, and report findings using iMapInvasives.

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

ADK Park: Equity and Inclusion Discussion set for March 10

Lake George Land Conservancy logo.

Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) NextGen Committee has partnered with YMCA Camp Chingachgook to offer a unique look at issues of equity and inclusivity in and around the Adirondack Park.

On Friday, March 10, Camp Chingachgook will open its grounds to the public for an important discussion with the community. The talk, “Equity in Land Conservation and Recreation,” begins at 5:30 p.m., with guests encouraged to arrive early for drinks and an opportunity to walk to camp grounds. The panel is composed of Rocci Aguirre of the Adirondack Council, Pete Nelson and Tiffany Rea-Fisher of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, and Martha Swan of John Brown Lives!

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Lake George Hike-A-Thon set for July 5, registration opens March 6

11th Annual Lake George Hike-A-Thon set for July 5, 2023.

Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) will open registration for its 11th annual Lake George Hike-A-Thon on Monday, March 6 at 8 a.m. This free event is open to the public, and all who register in the month of March can receive a free event t-shirt.

Information about the event, site details, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, and registration can be found at lakegeorgehikeathon.org.

The Hike-A-Thon is a free, watershed-wide event that includes nearly 700 hikers, paddlers and volunteers in an organized morning of guided outdoor recreation. The simultaneous hikes and paddles culminate with aerial photography of each group by Carl Heilman, II, who will once again be flying in a helicopter piloted by Bruce Mowery of North Country HeliFlite.

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Challenge for the Future of Lake George exceeded thanks to LGLC supporters

Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is pleased to report that for the second time they have exceeded the $300,000 Challenge for the Future of Lake George presented by Manning and Virginia Rowan Smith.

This fantastic feat was reached thanks to 35 individuals who pledged to provide support to the LGLC in their estate planning. As a result, the Smiths have donated $300,000 to the Virginia Rowan Smith Endowment Fund, which provides annual support for important land conservation projects in the watershed.

The Challenge was presented to encourage those who support the protection of Lake George to join LGLC’s Land and Water Society through a pledge of planned giving. The LGLC’s legacy giving program has grown to 154 members.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Lake George Land Conservancy Expands Protection of Indian Brook Watershed

Bolton backcountry

Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has purchased two properties in the Town of Bolton, a total of 48 acres of forest and wetlands, including 3,745 feet of Indian Brook and seasonal streams that feed into it.

 

In October the LGLC purchased a 10-acre property that adjoins 130 acres previously protected in 2016. Extending the protected boundary with this acquisition enhances the ability of its large wetlands to slow and filter surface waters and to mitigate storm events that deliver sediment to the lake. Larger contiguous areas of conserved lands also provide better wildlife habitat and are more resilient to natural disturbances.

 

The second property, a 38-acre parcel that includes nearly 3 acres of wetlands, was purchased November 22. This land features a mature hemlock forest and steep slopes.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Comings and goings at Adirondack area nonprofits

Several nonprofit organizations situated all around the Adirondack Park, including the Adirondack Foundation, the National Audubon Society, and the Lake George Land Conservancy recently welcomed new staff and board members. One nonprofit organization, Environmental Advocates NY, announced that Peter Iwanowicz is slated to move on after a successful nine-year run as Executive Director.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Lake George Land Conservancy, Wiawaka form conservation partnership

wiawaka

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) and Wiawaka Center for Women (Wiawaka) announced their partnership to conserve 47 acres of upland forest with a conservation easement. Under this conservation easement, the land will continue to be privately owned by Wiawaka, and the LGLC will ensure the land’s permanent protection and assist with its stewardship.

Wiawaka, located in the Town of Lake George, is a non-profit organization and the longest continually operating women’s retreat center in the country. The center was founded in 1903 as a destination for women working in the factories of Troy, NY, to escape the city and enjoy an affordable vacation. Today, Wiawaka continues to offer affordable accommodations and weekly programming, retreats, and evening lectures from mid-June to early September.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Lake George Land Conservancy receives second $300,000 public challenge from the Smiths

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is honored to announce a second public challenge by Manning and Virginia Rowan Smith to encourage those who support the protection of Lake George to join LGLC’s Land and Water Society. The LGLC’s legacy giving program has grown to over 130 members.

The Land and Water Society is the LGLC’s legacy society, celebrating those who include the LGLC in their estate planning. It can be through a simple bequest, by naming the LGLC as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy or retirement fund, or one of many other options available. The gift can be large or small, and its benefits will continue long after one’s lifetime.

From now until November 30, 2022 the Smiths will donate $5,000 to the LGLC for every new legacy pledge received, regardless of method, amount or designation, up to a total of $300,000. For those who wish to include a specific dollar amount with their pledge that is above $5,000, they will match that amount.

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Registration now open for 10th Annual Lake George Hike-A-Thon

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) invites the public to help celebrate the 10th year of their flagship event, the Lake George Hike-A-Thon, to be held Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Early-bird registration for the event opened 8 a.m. Monday, March 7th and will continue until March 31st, during which time free event t-shirts are offered with registration. Special edition anniversary tie-dye shirts are also available to purchase.

Eager to claim their spots in the event, 250 people registered just in the first hour after early-bird registration for the event opened; nearly 700 people are expected in total.

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