Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988
LGLC News for August 2023
LGLC's 24th Land and Water Conservation Celebration:
A Night for the Land and the Lake
Our sincerest gratitude to all who attended and contributed to our 24th annual Land and Water Conservation Celebration on Friday, July 28th! In total, thanks to our many generous donors, the event raised over $260,000 to directly support some of the LGLC’s most pressing and urgent projects including invasive species management, and the Wiawaka Uplands Conservation Project.
With the donations received at the Celebration, we have crossed an important threshold in the Wiawaka project, raising enough to purchase the conservation easement this fall. However, additional fundraising will continue in order to fully complete the project and allow for proper stewardship and development of the public trails.
“I am sincerely grateful to all who made this such a spectacular evening,” expressed LGLC Executive Director Mike Horn. “The success of this event is a tribute to the dedication and devotion of the LGLC’s supporters to our mission, allowing us to permanently protect the land that protects the lake.”
LGLC Executive Director Mike Horn Talks About Wiawaka, South Basin Conservation with Look TV
Lake George Land Conservancy's Executive Director Mike Horn was recently interviewed by Jesse Jackson at Look Media Resource to talk about our Wiawaka Uplands project and the overall benefits of land conservation on the water quality of Lake George. Watch it here!
Registration is Open for Amy's Race, Sept. 30th
You can now register online for the LGLC's 7th annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake, taking place Saturday, September 30, 2023. The race is a 4.5-mile trail run at Amy’s Park in Bolton, NY. Race registration is $30 until September 1, after which it will increase to $40. More details and registration link is available at lglc.org/amys-race.
Amy’s Park offers challenging and rugged terrain amidst ponds, marshes, and forests. A virtual option is also available, so athletes can run the race at Amy’s Park or from wherever they choose on September 30th, as long as it’s 4.5 miles.
An after-party will be held at the Bolton Landing Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest. Open to all race participants and members of the community, the after-party will have refreshments and a basket raffle. All proceeds from the race and the raffle will go to the LGLC’s Indian Brook & Northwest Bay Conservation Initiative, an ongoing effort by the LGLC to conserve lands in a highly sensitive region of the Lake George watershed.
To date, sponsors of the 2023 Amy’s Race include the Wolgin Family, Stifel, Sidekick Creative, Bolton Landing Brewing Company. Sponsorship information can be found at lglc.org/amys-race/sponsorships/ or call Giulia Casella, 518-644-9673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilt Raffle to Benefit the LGLC
Our friends at I Wear Local are raffling off a custom quilt made by a "Local" from Local shirts, and donating the proceeds to the LGLC! Our thanks to I Wear Local for supporting the LGLC in such a special way.
Tickets to win this one of a kind quilt can be purchased at their store in Bolton Landing or online at iwearlocal.com. $3 for 1 ticket, $10 for 5 tickets. The winner will be selected Labor Day Weekend.
August 16: Living Lands Series - Adirondack Turtles @ LGLC and Virtual
5:30 PM | Get a glimpse into the fascinating lives of freshwater turtles, their unique history and anatomy, and the challenges turtles face with Debbie Philp. >More Info and RSVP
August 18: Discovery Series, Beginner Birding @ Godwin Preserve
9:30 AM | New York is home to more than 450 species of birds. Learn birding basics on how to identify birds on this 1.6-mile round-trip hike. >More Info and RSVP
August 23: Living Lands - All About Birds @ LGLC and Virtual
5:30 PM | President of Adirondack Avian Expeditions & Workshops Joan Collins will present this multimedia introduction to birding. >Info and RSVP
August 24: Volunteer Work Day - Invasives @ Cook Mt
10 AM - 1 PM | Help remove invasive species at Cook Mountain to keep the ecosystem healthy and resilient! We welcome your help for as long as you’re able to stay between 10 AM and 1 PM. >More Info and RSVP
August 25: Discovery Series, Beavers @ Amy's Park
1 PM | Beavers are called ecosystem engineers for a reason! Check out a real beaver pond and lodge, then use your observations to make a beaver dam model. >More Info and RSVP
August 30: Living Lands - Self-Sufficiency in the Adirondacks @ LGLC and Virtual
5:30 PM | Hear from Samantha LaFond, a modern day woodswoman and entrepreneur who depends on hunting for food and to make a living through her taxidermy business. >Info and RSVP
September 9: Discovery Series, Lake George Ecology @ Amy's Park
9 AM | Following Ed's Red Stripe Trail to the Park's lookout, learn about the plants and animals of the area, the Lake George watershed, and surrounding wetlands. >More Info and RSVP
Lake George Land Conservancy
4905 Lake Shore Dr., PO Box 1250 | Bolton Landing, New York 12814
518-644-9673 | email@example.com