Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988
LGLC News for November 2022
LGLC Welcomes Walt Lender to Board
We are happy to announce the addition of Walt Lender to the LGLC Board of Directors! Walt brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the environmental issues facing Lake George, having served the Lake George Association as its Executive Director from 2005 to 2021.
LGLC Board President Jeff Brozyna said, “It is an honor to welcome Walt Lender to the Board of the Lake George Land Conservancy. Walt has truly been one of the leaders in the effort to preserve the waters of Lake George over the past decades. He is trusted and respected in the communities all around the lake.”
LGLC Executive Director Mike Horn said, “Walt’s knowledge of the lake, its watershed, its ecosystems and people will be a great advantage to us as we continue to protect the lake by preserving the land around it.”
New Lands Provide Extended Protection for Indian Brook
The LGLC is in the process of protecting two parcels in the Town of Bolton, a total of 48 acres of forest, wetlands and streams, including 3,745 feet of Indian Brook and seasonal streams that feed into it.
We recently purchased 10 acres that adjoin a 130-acre property protected in 2016. The second property, a 38-acre parcel that includes nearly 3 acres of wetlands, is currently under contract for purchase.
These projects are part of the LGLC’s Indian Brook & Northwest Bay Conservation Initiative that is focused on protecting the watershed of one of Lake George’s largest tributaries - Indian Brook - which flows into Northwest Bay. Protecting these lands enhances the ability of 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.
Final Weeks to Meet the Challenge for Lake George
The deadline to be a part of the Challenge for the Future of Lake George is November 30th! This is the second time Manning and Ginny Rowan Smith have presented this generous challenge to benefit the LGLC's conservation efforts. 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.
There are many ways to give; this is one way for some to make their biggest impact for the future of Lake George. If you'd like to be part of this Challenge, please make your pledge today.
Fall-Winter viewshed, Now Available
You can now read our Fall/Winter newsletter online! Get the full scoop on our Wiawaka Uplands project and the South Basin Initiative; the people and partners - past and present - who make a real difference for the Lake; stewardship efforts throughout the basin; recap of 2022's events; and much more!
This issue is also arriving in mailboxes this week; if you don't receive a copy but would like one, please email Sarah or call 518-644-9673.
Thank You! NY Votes Yes for Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Bond Act
On November 8th, New York State voters approved Proposition 1 - the $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Bond Act of 2022. This monumental win will create opportunities for organizations like the LGLC to do even greater work in protecting our natural resources. The bond act will fund capital projects including restoration and flood risk reduction, open space land conservation and recreation, climate change mitigation, and water quality improvement and resilient infrastructure.
In particular, the LGLC is excited for the opportunity for additional funding for land conservation that protects water quality, forests, secures land and build trails for recreation, and possibly more.
Our thanks to all of the voters, elected officials, climate activists, and partner organizations who made this opportunity possible.
Dec. 14: NextGen Meeting
5:30 - 6:30 PM | The NextGen Committee meets every second Wednesday of the month to discuss ongoing projects as well as voice interest or ideas for the future of the group. The location changes so please reach out to confirm if you plan on attending. Contact Giulia Casella at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining or learning more!
Dec. 17: Christmas Bird Count
Join this annual count and be part of the nation's longest-running community science bird project, organized by Audubon. Our circle includes Amy's Park in Bolton south to Pilot Knob Preserve in Fort Ann, and the Schroon River in Warrensburg east to Sleeping Beauty and Black Mt in Dresden. Email us for more info and to sign up!
SAVE THESE DATES!
Jan. 19: LGLC Open House
Feb. 17 & 18: Walk on Water
Lake George Land Conservancy
4905 Lake Shore Dr., PO Box 1250 | Bolton Landing, New York 12814
518-644-9673 | email@example.com