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LGLC News for July 2022

The nation's oldest continually running women's retreat center, Wiawaka has 60 acres of land on both sides of Rt 9L. The LGLC is purchasing a conservation easement on 47 acres of forested land on the slopes of French Mountain.  Photo by Carl Heilman, II/Wild Visions, Inc. shows the shorefront property as well as the uplands.

LGLC Partners with Wiawaka on Conservation Project

On June 24, 2022, the Lake George Land Conservancy and Wiawaka Center for Women announced our 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.

Located in the Town of Lake George, Wiawaka 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.

The upland property to be protected is a forested tract that contains over 1,500 feet of stream corridor and five acres of wetland within the southern basin of Lake George.

Clark Hollow Bay lands on the northeastern shoreline

The Clark Hollow Bay uplands on Lake George's northeastern shoreline. Photo by Carl Heilman, II/Wild Visions, Inc.

There's Still Time to Double Your Impact with the Beaty Family Challenge!

In June, the LGLC announced a matching challenge of $325,000 in support of its Clark Hollow Bay project, presented by the Beaty Family. Since then, more than $115,000 has been donated to the project and matched, bringing us even closer to completing the $5 million project this summer.

The Beaty Family Challenge is being gifted in memory of James (Jim) Beaty by his two brothers, wife, son and a cousin. The Beatys’ love of Lake George’s pristine beauty began generations ago when Jim’s grandfather, Dr. Albert Corscaden, bought a piece of land in Hague and built a house there in 1914.

The family has supported the LGLC and its efforts to preserve Lake George since its inception in 1988. In 2011 the family underwrote the installation of an entry gate to Peggy’s Point in Hague in memory of their mother, Julia Beaty. The Challenge now offered in memory of Jim Beaty is another testament to their family’s dedication to the Lake and investment in its future.

Fund-A-Need is Now Open!

The Beaty Challenge for Clark Hollow Bay is also one of three projects in this year's Fund-A-Need, which typically takes place during our annual Land & Water Conservation Celebration. Because the event is sold out, and to help get a kick-start on these critical projects, we're opening the Fund-A-Need now, so that anyone who loves Lake George and wants to help, can!

The Fund-A-Need is your chance to help the Lake George Land Conservancy tackle its most pressing needs. Each year, we select several projects that are ready to launch or close to finishing. Any and all donations are welcome and appreciated and will earn you the chance to win one of three prizes, which will be announced the night of the Celebration - stay tuned!

This year's projects are Clark Hollow Bay, Wiawaka Uplands, and Invasive Species Management:

Clark Hollow Bay

With your help, we are now positioned to complete the Clark Hollow Bay project thanks to the Beaty Family Matching Challenge!


Help us kick off this exciting project with Wiawaka to permanently protect 47 forested acres in the south basin!

Support the LGLC's monitoring for invasive species, and management of infestations throughout the watershed.

LGLC newsletter for spring/summer 2022

View the Latest Issue of viewshed

Have you seen our latest issue of viewshed, our bi-annual newsletter? If you didn't get a copy in your mailbox, you can still check it out online or download the PDF. Inside, we celebrate the Beaty Family Challenge and 10 Years of Conservation at Amy's Park; spotlight our land management and invasive species work; honor those who have helped us protect Lake George and its watershed; events info; and lots more!

If you'd like to receive a copy by mail, please contact us with your request - email Helen or call 518-644-9673.


Thank You for an Amazing 10th Annual Hike-A-Thon!

Despite the rainy day, we still had an incredible turnout for the 10th annual Hike-A-Thon - thank you to all who joined us on the trails, on the water, and at the After-Party! Thank you to all of our sponsors this year who made the event possible, as well as the team of 80 volunteers who led groups, and planned and organized the event for many months. Special thanks to the 2022 Hike-A-Thon Committee: Todd Earl, Bobbi Fitzgerald, Haley Gerarde, Debbie Hoffman, Kathy Miller, Moira Minnich, Caitlin Righi, Florrie and Kurt Stoffel, and Kevin Troy.

You can now check out pictures and videos from the event, including aerial photos by Carl Heilman, on our Facebook album or website photo gallery. More pictures are being added as they are received; if you have photos to share, please email them or post and tag #LGHikeAThon2022.


Learn More with the Discovery Series and Living Lands!

There are still lots of programs ahead in our Discovery Series and Living Lands Series, all free and open to all ages!

The Discovery Series takes place at a preserve in Bolton Landing for a hands-on experience while learning about nature, wildlife, ecosystems and more! These family-friendly outings are led by the Naturalists at Up Yonda Farm and vary in locations and hike distances, though all are considered easy to moderate and last 1 to 2 hours.

The Living Lands Series provides 1-hour indoor presentations that are more geared towards adults, but are open to all. Topics range from geology and the water cycle, to history and culture. Presentations are held Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm, in the LGLC's conference room.

Registrations are required for all of our programs, since space is limited. For a complete list of all programs, visit our Events calendar or click below for more details.



Be sure to visit our events page, 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.

July 20: Living Lands - Adk Place Names

5:30 PM | Learn the history of some of the place names that are connected to early mapping and exploration, and how all-but-forgotten Adirondack history pre-1850 had a profound effect upon the shaping of America. > More Info and Registration

July 22: Discovery Series - "Neat"ure Hike @ The Pinnacle to Bradley's Lookout

8:30 - 10:00 AM | Follow the trail to Bradley's Lookout and learn all about the interesting and unique things we can find in nature! 1.2-miles round-trip.  > More Info and Registration

July 29: Discovery Series - Leave No Trace @ Amy's Park

9 - 10:30 AM | Learn about best practices for outdoor recreation and some of the history behind the Adirondack Park. 2 miles-round-trip. > More Info and Registration

August 3: Adk Shakespeare Company - Merry Wars @ The Sembrich

2 & 3 PM | The LGLC is proud to sponsor this immersive performance by The Adirondack Shakespeare Company at The Sembrich, specially curated for its landscapes and waterscapes, performed progressively in different locales on the property with seating prearranged in each location. Tickets: $35  > More Info and Registration

August 3: Living Lands - Beaver Dam Hydraulics

5:30 PM | John Rhodes, P.E. provides this follow-up presentation to share a more in-depth look at the impact of beavers on our watershed.  > More Info and Registration

August 5: Discovery Series - Pond Life @ LGLC

8:30 - 9:30 AM | Use sampling nets to capture and examine different critters from the LGLC pond. No hiking required.  > More Info and Registration

August 10: Living Lands - Lake George Geology

5:30 PM | Learn all about the geology of Lake George with Tom Morgan, Senior Scientist at RPI and Chief Scientist of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications.  > More Info and Registration

August 12: Discovery Series - Stream Sampling @ Amy's Park

9 - 11 AM | There’s tons of life in a moving stream, you just have to know where to look! Use nets to collect samples, then identify what we’ve found. Less than 1 mile.  > More Info and Registration


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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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