Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988
LGLC News for January 2023
You're Invited to our Open House, Thursday, January 19!
The LGLC's open house is back and we're excited to greet all of our friends, new and old. Please join us this Thursday, January 19, between 2 and 4 pm. No need to RSVP, just stop in when you can! Enjoy refreshments and a slideshow of properties and events, and meet and greet the LGLC staff.
The LGLC office is located 4905 Lake Shore Dr., at the southern entrance to Bolton Landing, and limited on-site parking is available. Questions? Call us at 518-644-9673, or email Sarah at email@example.com.
Summer Internship Opportunity
The LGLC is now accepting applications for a paid summer internship position for 2023. This position will help our development and outreach staff with summer programs, including the Hike-A-Thon, Land & Water Conservation Celebration, Discovery Series, Living Lands Series, and more! Be part of our dynamic team and help promote educational programs digitally and in print; work with volunteers including the NextGen Committee; network with fellow Lake George and regional organizations; and learn the inner workings of a land trust.
This opportunity is made possible in part thanks to the George C. Singer Educational Fund, which was created and endowed by the Singer family to support LGLC's educational programs.
Support for Environmental Education and Outreach Programs
The LGLC is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $2,000 grant from Sylvamo, a paper company with a mill in Ticonderoga. This grant will be used to expand and strengthen the LGLC's environmental education programs in 2023, including the Discovery Series, birding hikes, and the Living Lands Series.
The 2023 Discovery Series is also supported by the Town of Bolton, which has approved $2,850 from Occupancy Tax funding to be allocated towards this collaborative program. This year's Discovery Series will once again be held in partnership with Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center, whose naturalists will lead free educationally themed hikes within Bolton, spring through fall.
The Town of Bolton also approved $4,000 in support for the 2023 Lake George Hike-A-Thon. The Hike-A-Thon is the LGLC's premiere outreach event, hosting hundreds of people each year in simultaneous hikes and paddles all around Lake George on July 5th. This is the eighth year that the Town of Bolton has provided Occupancy Tax funding for this great event, and we are sincerely grateful for their ongoing support!
HWA Training: January 24 via Zoom
Join our friends at the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) on Tuesday, January 24 from 10 - 11:30 am on Zoom to learn about hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and how you can help survey for this invasive pest in the Lake George region.
HWA is an invasive insect that is killing eastern hemlock trees from the Smoky Mountains to Canada. These hemlock trees provide important habitat and protect water quality by holding soils in place on steep slopes, stream banks, and shoreline. HWA was first found in the Lake George watershed in 2017; since then, the LGLC has worked on the ground with partners to identify and treat infestations throughout the watershed.
If you would like to help us identify new HWA infestations and protect hemlock trees, register here for this free workshop to learn basic identification, survey techniques, and how to sign up for a trail to survey for HWA.
This event is jointly sponsored by the LGLC and our friends at Adirondack Mountain Club, Capital Region PRISM, NYS iMapInvasives, NYS Hemlock Initiative, Ausable River Association, and Champlain Area Trails.
An in-person HWA field training will be held March 11th at Hearthstone Point Campground, Lake George from 10:00am – 12:00pm; this event is co-sponsored by LGLC and ADK. More details and registration link will soon be posted on the APIPP events page.
Jan. 19: LGLC Open House
2 - 4 PM | Pop in and say "Hi" to the LGLC staff - we'd love to see you! Chat about our latest conservation projects and what's ahead. Refreshments provided.
Feb. 8: NextGen Meeting
5:30 - 6:30 PM | Join the LGLC's NextGen Committee at the Rock Hill Bakehouse in Glens Falls to plan for upcoming events and plans for 2023! All are welcome. Sign up here.
Feb. 24: HWA Training (Zoom)
10 - 11:30 AM | Join our friends at APIPP for a virtual training to learn about the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid, and how to survey for infestations. Free. Click here for 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