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Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988


LGLC News for September 2021

Jamie Brown (left) shakes hands with with Bolton Town Supervisor Ron Conover in 2015, marking the protection of the Pinnacle Preserve.

Jamie Brown (left) worked closely with partners like Bolton Town Supervisor Ron Conover (right) to protect land in the Lake George watershed. His resignation is effective October 5.

Leaving a Legacy of Conservation, Relationships, and Lake Protection

The LGLC regretfully announces the resignation of Executive Director Jamie Brown, effective October 5th. Jamie will be pursuing his passion to protect land with the Open Space Institute (OSI), and we wish him well in the new position.

“Jamie has played a key role in building the LGLC into a world class land trust and protecting over 2,082 acres of land that protects Lake George since his arrival in 2015”, said LGLC’s Board President Michael O’Reilly. “We are saddened by his upcoming departure, but wish him best of luck and good fortune as he concentrates his passion and talent for making land deals with OSI”.

"Looking back on my time since I arrived here in 2015," said Jamie, "I am grateful for the many relationships that I have made and thankful for the hard work that you, the staff, the board, our friends and partners have done to achieve so much.

"Many people have worked hard to make the LGLC a vital part of protecting this special place. Please accept my thanks to you and all that you have done to help the organization be successful over the past few years."


New Campaign to Protect the Lake: Clark Hollow Bay

We are excited to announce a new protection campaign that bring to a close the Northeastern Shoreline Initiative started more than 30 years ago.

On July 10, 1999, the LGLC dedicated the Margaret Boyd Rowan Preserve at an event on Slim Point, part of the Silver Bay YMCA campus. A three-foot long plaque was unveiled, memorializing the Preserve that can be seen directly across the lake from Silver Bay. This event was the culmination of nine years of conservation work in the northeast region of Lake George, from Bluff Head in Dresden, to Lamb Shanty Bay in Putnam.

Now, more than 20 years later, we have an opportunity to bring the community together again for the same important purpose of protecting a large piece of unspoiled and pristine shoreline from development to protect Lake George. This current project to protect Clark Hollow Bay will be a fitting “bookend” to the build on the work that was done by those dedicated conservationists who worked so hard to bring everyone together years ago for this important work. Once completed, the project will result in the protection of 60 acres and 2,530 feet of shoreline, and will effectively link the previously disconnected protected lands.

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Your Input Wanted!

Our strategic plan planning process is underway and your ideas matter! We’d like to hear about the lands you would like to see conserved, future programs you’d enjoy, and what makes the Lake George region special.

If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to complete our survey. As a way of saying thank you, you can choose to enter into a drawing to win a bundle of LGLC swag, including an LGLC hoodie! If you’d like to enter, please provide your email address at the end of the survey. Your answers will be kept confidential and providing your contact information will not affect the confidentiality of your responses. Thank you!

Emerald ash borer on a leaf, wings opened to show a coppery red abdomen. Click to go to a recorded presentation on YouTube about the invasive insect.

Photo of emerald ash borer by David Cappaert, Bugwood.org

Keeping an Eye on Emerald Ash Borer

The LGLC recently worked with Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) on a program which will be used to study and protect native ash tree resources from the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB).

The invasive EAB is a bright green beetle that attacks all three ash species found in NY (black ash, green ash, and white ash). This destructive forest insect bores into the bark of an ash tree and disrupts its ability to transport water and nutrients; in a matter of a few years, EAB can kill an otherwise healthy ash tree. So far, the invasive EAB has not been confirmed in the Lake George Watershed.

Under guidelines from the Ecological Research Institute, APIPP has established plots on a number of ash stands in the Adirondacks. The goal of the project is to identify ash trees that are genetically resistant to EAB. Trees that are genetically resistant to EAB can be bred together and are the “best hope” for returning health ash into affected woodlots.

Green and white ash stands have been identified and tagged in the region, but black ash species are hard to come by in the Adirondacks. Thankfully, the LGLC has protected many unique and important habitats—including a 100-acre black ash and cedar wetland at the Sucker Brook Preserve.

LGLC staff worked with APIPP to inspect the black ash stand and tag the trees, which will be monitored annually. From this we will be able to quickly catch an infestation, and find and protect the trees that are resistant to EAB.

Rebecca Bernacki, Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator for APIPP, said, “The site where we established the MaMA plot is a truly unique cedar/black ash swamp. Black ash is rare in New York State and monitoring projects such as this are vital to understanding how this species will respond to EAB. While we hope EAB never reaches this beautiful site, establishing this plot will help us monitor its condition and ensure we recognize the signs and symptoms of EAB if and when it arrives. It will also help us find lingering ash that can be used to breed genetically-resistant trees in the wake of EAB. LGLC is a key partner with staff that are trained to identify and treat invasive species. Their partnership is invaluable!”

If you are interested in learning more about EAB identification, management, and opportunities to contribute to long-term ash conservation, check out this webinar our friends from APIPP put on this spring! 

More about Invasives - Gypsy Moth Presentation: Sept. 23

The public is invited to join Warren County and the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District on September 23, 1 - 2 PM, for a discussion on Gypsy Moth caterpillar infestation featuring Rob Cole from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Forest Health. No registration required; to participate, go to the Warren County YouTube page to watch the livestreamed presentation. The presenters invite you to submit questions or comments in advance - send them by email to warrencountystrong@warrencountyny.gov with "Gypsy Moth 2021" in the subject line.

Register for Amy's Race!

Amy's Race is October 2 - Register Today!

There's still time to register for the 5th annual Amy's Adventure Race for the Lake! This is a 4.5-mile race that follows trails up a mountain, around the ponds, and through the woods of Amy's Park. All racers will receive a commemorative medal.

Everyone must pre-register, but you can choose to participate either as part of the racing group on October 2 at Amy's Park, OR "virtually" at a place and time of your own. Virtual runners may run the trail or the mileage anytime the weekend of October 1 -3.


Thank you to this year's sponsors of Amy's Race!

Extreme Sponsors

The Wolgin Family

Bolton Landing Brewing Co. logo
Hinckley Allen logo
Sidekick Creative logo

Ultra Sponsors

Lake George Family Dentistry logo

Endurance Sponsors

ADK Traveling Bar logo
Realize Brokers and Consultants
Selling ADK Real Estate logo
The Body Barre logo

Sport Sponsors

Keena logo
Tops Friendly Markets logo

*Sponsors as of 9/15/2021. If you would like to sponsor the 2021 Amy's Race, please download our sponsorship brochure or contact Sarah by email or call 518-644-9673.



Be sure to visit our website, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get updates and posts about events as more are added. Registration is required for most events - visit lglc.org for more information and to register.

Gypsy Moth presentation

Sept. 23: Gypsy Moth Presentation

1 PM  |  Join Warren County and the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District for a discussion on Gypsy Moth caterpillar infestation featuring Rob Cole from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Forest Health. More Info at https://warrenswcd.org/events/

Sponsor Amy's Race

October 2: Amy's Race

Register today to participate in the 5th Annual Amy's Adventure Race for the Lake, in the group or virtually (on your own). More information, including race details, registration form, and sponsorship benefits are at lglc.org/amys-race.

Ribbon Cutting for The Pinnacle Preserve, Oct. 5

October 5: Ribbon Cutting at The Pinnacle Preserve

10 AM  |  Come help us celebrate the new and improved Pinnacle Preserve! From its huge new parking lot, reconstructed trail to the Pinnacle, and additional trail to Bradley's Lookout, this beloved preserve has a lot to celebrate! No RSVP required.

Fall Foliage Hike

October 9: Fall Foliage Hike

8:30 AM  |  Volunteer leader John Crist joins us again for our annual hike to enjoy leaf peeping from Cat Mountain! This time the hike will start and end from Edgecomb Pond Rd parking lot and go to the Cat summit only. 3.75-miles RT. Register Here

Round the Lake Certificate and patch

Post of the Month

Congratulations to our latest batch of the LGLC's Round the Lake Challenge! ... IG post 09/13/2021

Other popular posts:

What do you love about the Lake George region?  ...  Posted 08/31/2021

Tomorrow's the last day to get a shirt with registration for Amy's Race... posted 09/13/2021

Lake George Land Conservancy
4905 Lake Shore Dr., PO Box 1250 | Bolton Landing, New York  12814
518-644-9673 | giving@lglc.org

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