Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988
LGLC News for August 2022
You're invited: Join us this Saturday for our Annual Meeting and Block Party at Up Yonda Farm!
The LGLC is holding its Annual Meeting and Block Party at the Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center, August 20th from 11 am to 2 pm. You are invited to attend this family-friendly, free event, which includes live music by the High Peaks Bluegrass Band, lawn games, and activities for kids and adults. The Tres Mijas Mexican food truck will be on site for food for purchase.
The annual meeting portion of the event will take place outside, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Staff and Directors will present briefings on the LGLC’s past conservation efforts and plans for the year ahead, as well as stewardship, events and outreach, and our financial report for the 2022 fiscal year. During this portion of the event the LGLC will also present its Volunteer of the Year award.
Interactive booths are ongoing, and include wildlife rehabilitator Nancy Kimball with her educational raptors, Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District with their hands-on watershed model, and Lake Champlain Basin Program with trivia and giveaways. Up Yonda Farm’s facility has a large picnic pavilion and extensive grounds for exploring. Exhibits include a butterfly house, children’s nature museum, pond exploration, and hiking trails. We hope to see you there!
Celebration Success: LGLC's 23rd Land and Water Conservation Celebration Raised $250,000
After two years of going virtual, we were grateful to once again host guests for our 23rd annual Land and Water Conservation Celebration on Friday, July 29th. More than 250 people joined together to raise over $250,000 to directly support some of the LGLC’s most pressing and urgent projects around Lake George.
A true celebration of both land and water, we started the evening at Peggy’s Point in Hague, then continued halfway through onboard the Lake George Steamboat Company’s Mohican boat for a tour to showcase the LGLC’s recent conservation accomplishments.
Thanks to the generosity of the event's guests we were able to complete the Beaty Family Challenge, and, combined with many previous gifts and pledges and the NYS Water Quality grant awarded last December, we have now completed our fundraising for the Clark Hollow Bay project! Thank you to all who contributed to this great project that protects the Lake!
The Celebration also served as the fundraising launch for our Wiawaka Uplands project, and raised funds for invasive species management and other stewardship activities.
President's Reception Honors at Federal Hill Farm
LGLC staff and board gathered with invited guests at the Federal Hill Farm on August 11th to honor those who have made a significant impact on Lake George conservation this year. More than 100 people gathered at this bucolic site in Bolton for food, drinks and good company with peers, all of whom share a love for the protection of the land that protects the Lake.
The event is also our opportunity to present the Henry M. Rowan Conservation Award and induct new members of the Apperson Society. Ginny Rowan Smith presented the 2022 Rowan Award to Debbie Hoffman, a long-time LGLC director, volunteer and Bolton resident.
LGLC Executive Director Mike Horn presented an Apperson Society medal to George and Anne Morris, which was accepted by George on behalf of himself and his wife who was unable to attend. George is LGLC's Vice President of Finance and Treasurer.
Thank you to Lora and Craig Treiber for their generous support of this reception and the vision to start this opportunity nine years ago, as well as to the Bixby Family of Federal Hill Farm for their gracious hospitality.
Amy's Race Registration is Open! Sponsors Wanted
The 6th annual Amy's Adventure Race for the Lake is set for Saturday, October 1, 2022 - register today! This 4.5-mile trail race winds up and around the trails of Amy's Park in Bolton Landing. First heat starts at 9 am, and there is also the option to run virtually.
The event was spearheaded in 2017 by the LGLC’s Next Generation (NextGen) Committee, a group of young professionals committed to bringing awareness to LGLC’s mission by organizing innovative events geared towards engaging communities around the lake. Proceeds from this year's race will benefit the Wiawaka Uplands project.
Sponsorship opportunities for Amy's Race are also available. Contact Giulia at 518-644-9673, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit lglc.org/amys-race for details.
The LGLC is honored to be the beneficiary organization of both the Lake George Triathlon, September 4-5, and the ADK 5K, September 17! Please help us make these events as successful as possible by volunteering for one or both of these fun events. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks, including directional leaders on the course, handing out water and food, assisting with awards, check-in, and more. Groups and families with older children are welcome. Plus, get freebies for helping! Questions? Contact Sarah at 518-644-9673 or email email@example.com, or get more info at the links below.
August 19: Discovery Series - Critters of all Sizes @ Godwin Preserve
9 - 11:00 AM | Join a Naturalist for a walk looking for insects, footprints, scat, birds, and other evidence of animals as you head to the Godwin lookout. > More Info and Registration
August 20: Annual Meeting and Block Party @ Up Yonda Farm
11 AM - 2 PM | Join us for this free, family-friendly event - giveaways, food, games, educational presentations and more! Annual Meeting starts at 11:30. > More Info and Registration
August 26: Discovery Series - Geology @ The Pinnacle Preserve
8:30 - 9:30 AM | Wander up the Pinnacle trail with a Naturalist and find out what has happened in the geologic past to create the beautiful scenery we see from the lookout. > More Info and Registration
August 31: Living Lands - History of Wiawaka
5:30 PM | Learn about Wiawaka and its founder, Mary Fuller, as well as the historical context that made it such an important establishment for its time. > More Info and Registration
Sept. 3: Discovery Series - Nature Journaling @ Cat Mt
9 - 11 AM | Sharpen your skills by creating a Nature Journal to record some of the things we’ll see on a visit to Edgecomb Pond. 1 mile round-trip. > More Info and Registration
Sept. 17: Discovery Series - Watersheds @ Amy's Park
9 - 11 AM | Come walk along the wetlands at Amy’s Park and observe how water moves into the Lake George basin. 1.4 miles round-trip. > More Info and Registration
Lake George Land Conservancy
4905 Lake Shore Dr., PO Box 1250 | Bolton Landing, New York 12814
518-644-9673 | firstname.lastname@example.org