Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988
Intern Grace Welles and SUNY Adirondack Staff Lend a Hand for 518 Day
Staff from SUNY Adirondack signed up for a morning of volunteer work at the Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob on May 18th as part of 518 Day, organized by the Tri-County United Way and United Way of the Capital Region. The volunteers helped to clear the trails of debris and make sure the preserve is welcoming and safe for its many users. Thank you!
LGLC intern Grace Welles was there, helping to lead the volunteers. Though just here for the month of May, Grace has been a huge help to all staff. In addition to helping with volunteers and doing stewardship work in the field, she has assisted with events and mailings, and has been learning about the process of land conservation with our conservation staff and executive director. Grace is currently a Senior at the Albany Academies and heading to Florida next year to attend the University of Miami where she will study Marine Biology and Ecology.
"I have spent all of my summers up at Lake George, which helped to foster my love for marine biology and conservation," Grace said. "My interest in environmental science and conservation led me to seek out an internship with the LGLC, hoping to learn more about some of the possible paths I can take in my chosen profession once I graduate." We wish Grace the best in her future endeavors, and thank her for her time with the LGLC!
New LGLC Website is Launched
The LGLC's website has been redesigned to provide a more mobile-friendly, updated look and feel, just in time for the spring and summer rush of visitors. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Summer Solstice Happy Hour at Common Roots Brewing Co.
Kick off the season with LGLC’s Summer Solstice Happy Hour, Thursday, June 23 from 6-8 pm at Common Roots Brewing Co. in South Glens Falls!
Join us for a casual networking event with LGLC NextGen members, as well as a chance to say hello to our new director, Mike Horn. Plus, enjoy a fun raffle, light appetizers, and a cash bar.
Come out for a chance to learn more about land conservation, recreation, meet some new people, and have a little fun. No registration necessary.
Living Lands Series Begins June 22
The LGLC's annual Living Lands Series of free educational presentations will run Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm, June 22 through August 31. Held in the LGLC's conference room, space is limited so registrations are required.
In the first presentation, "Rain to Lake," John Rhodes, P.E. will lead you through the hydraulic cycle, following the journey of rain water as it finds its way to Lake George. He will focus on the impacts of erosion and sedimentation, and how different land use affects runoff, infiltration, and ultimately, the water quality of the Lake. John Rhodes, P.E. was trained at MIT and has more than 45 years of experience in environmental engineering and science related to soil, air, surface water and groundwater.
Subsequent talks include beavers and their impact on our watershed, frogs and turtles, the stories behind Adirondack place names, geology, Lake George colonial history, trees, and the history of Wiawaka. Complete details and registration link are at lglc.org/living-lands.
Our thanks to all of our presenters who are volunteering their time for this series, and to volunteer Kim Dellis for helping to put the series together.
Registration Closes May 31 for the Hike-A-Thon
There is just a week left to register for the 10th Annual Hike-A-Thon!
In addition to the hikes and paddle portion of the event, don't forget about our After-Party, to be held at the Bolton Community Center, from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Come for food (Ty's Taco-ria Food Truck) drinks (Adirondack Pub and Brewery beer and soda, and The Smoothie Shoppe), music, activities, prizes and giveaways - everyone is invited to join us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary!
Our thanks to Connally Creative for designing this year's anniversary logos, and to our Hike-A-Thon committee volunteers who have been working to make this year's event the best yet!
Thank You to our 2022 Hike-A-Thon Sponsors!
May 28 & 31: Volunteer Days @ Peggy's Point
10 AM - 2 PM | Help is needed to clean up Peggy's Point in Hague! We'll be raking, weeding, pruning, and spreading wood chips. Come for some or all of the day(s). > More Info and Registration
May 28: Beavers @ Amy's Park
9 - 10:30 AM | Check out a real beaver pond and lodge, and try your hand at making your own miniature version during a hands-on activity with the Up Yonda Farm Naturalists. > More Info and Registration
June 4: Leave No Trace @ The Pinnacle
9 - 11 AM | Celebrate National Trails Day at The Pinnacle! Learn about the best practices for outdoor recreation and some of the history behind the Adirondack Park. > More Info and Registration.
June 18: Found & Seek @ The Pinnacle
9 - 10:30 AM | Use iNaturalist and its Seek app to learn about flora and fauna along the Pinnacle's trail to Bradley's Lookout, and contribute to active research projects. > More Info and Registration
June 30: Paint & Sip with Patrice @ LGLC
5 - 7 PM | Join Patrice Jarvis-Weber for a fun painting session inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s famous Sunflower. Geared for all abilities. $20 pp/supplies included. > More Info and Registration
Save these dates!
July 5: 10th Annual Lake George Hike-A-Thon
July 29: Land and Water Conservation Celebration
August 20: Annual Meeting and Block Party
October 1: Amy's Race
Lake George Land Conservancy
4905 Lake Shore Dr., PO Box 1250 | Bolton Landing, New York 12814
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