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LGLC News for March 2023

Meet us at the Adk Sports Summer Expo: March 18 & 19!

Come find the LGLC booth at the Adirondack Sports Summer Expo, this weekend in Saratoga - March 18 from 10am - 5pm, and March 19, 10am - 4pm. Staff and volunteers will be there to answer questions about trails, conservation work around the lake, upcoming events, and more - plus, get some freebies!

The Expo is free, and held at the Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. In addition to the LGLC's booth, you'll also see groups and businesses representing running, biking, hiking, paddling, triathlon, skiing, health, fitness, recreation, and travel.

Hike-A-Thon, July 5, 2023

Register Today for the 11th Annual Hike-A-Thon!

Early-bird registration for the LGLC's annual Hike-A-Thon is open until March 31. Many sites fill up FAST, and everyone who signs up within the month of March will receive a free event t-shirt, so be sure to get in early! Information about available sites, how to volunteer, and how to sponsor the event are all at lakegeorgehikeathon.org.

The Hike-A-Thon takes place on July 5th, with 22 simultaneous hikes and paddles all around Lake George. Sites vary in levels of difficulty, and include the drivable Prospect Mt. Free and open to all!

The Hike-A-Thon's after-party is open to everyone - no registration needed! - and will be held at the Bolton Community Center from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Come for live music by the High Peaks Bluegrass Band, drinks donated by the Adirondack Pub and Brewery, and food for purchase from the Rotary Club of Glens Falls. Plus, hands-on activities with sponsors and guests!

Thank You to our 2023 Hike-A-Thon Sponsors!

It's not too late to be a sponsor! Visit our sponsorship page for lots of info about benefits and how to sign up!

Carl Heilman, II/Wild Visions, Inc.
North Country Heliflite
Town of Bolton
Lake George Mirror
Adirondack Pub and Brewery
Hudson Headwaters Health Network
JUST water
Lake George RV Park
Connally Creative
The Sembrich
Braymer Law PLLC
Camp David LG
Cedar Graphics
Love is on Lake George
Love is on Lake George Cruises

Arcurio Consulting  |  Associates of Glens Falls Insurance
Clothier Planning and Consulting  |    Merry Marks


HWA Training: Forest Pest Hunters

On Saturday March 11th, the LGLC and partners from the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) hosted an educational program about the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). The event was held at DEC’s Hearthstone Campground in Lake George, the site of a known HWA infestation.

During this hands-on program, participants learned about the life cycle, identification, and management of HWA, and were able to see real-life examples of infested hemlock trees. Participants also learned how to use iMapInvasives as a way to report the new infestations, so that the HWA can be treated promptly.

HWA is a tiny insect that has devastating impacts on the eastern hemlock tree, which is an important part of the Adirondack forest ecosystem and critical to preventing erosion and protecting water quality. The invasive insect was first found in the Lake George watershed in 2017, and since its initial discovery has been found in more than 300 acres of public land throughout the watershed. The LGLC has been involved with the on-the-ground identification and treatment of much of these lands.

Thank you to our partners at ADK and APIPP for making the event a success and for helping us to help hemlocks! If you would like to get involved with identifying and reporting HWA, please check out APIPP’s website about becoming a forest pest hunter.



Be sure to visit our website, 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.

Summer Expo

March 18-19: Adk Sports Summer Expo

Visit the LGLC booth at the Adirondack Sports' Summer Expo at the Saratoga City Center! The Expo is free, and open 10 am - 5 pm Saturday, and 10 am - 4 pm Sunday. More Info

April 15: Signs of Spring - Amphibians

9:30 AM |  With spring comes vernal pools, and the frogs and salamanders that rely on them. Join our next Discovery Series outing with the naturalists from Up Yonda Farm for this exploration at Godwin Preserve. Info and RSVP

April 22: Earth Day Trail Cleanup

9 AM - Noon |  Join LGLC staff for a morning at the Pinnacle Preserve for some basic trail cleanup and stewardship. Tasks can be suitable for most ages - bring the family! Info and RSVP

April 29: Owl Prowl with Alan Belford

6:30 - 9:30 PM |  Ornithologist and Licensed Guide Alan Belford is back with an LGLC favorite, an evening/night-time walk in search of owls at Amy's Park! Info and RSVP


Post of the Month

While we couldn't walk out to Dome Island this year ...  Facebook post 02/18/23

Other popular posts:

Check out this amazing timelapse video from Carl Heilman - just stunning! ... Posted 02/28/23

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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