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LGLC News for May 2023

Peggy's Point

LGLC is Awarded $68,300 from NYS Conservation Partnership Program

The Lake George Land Conservancy was awarded two grants, totaling $68,300, from the 2023 New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP), which is funded through New York State’s (NYS) Environmental Protection Fund. The Land Trust Alliance administers the Conservation Partnership Program in coordination with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

A $44,500 grant will fund improvements at Peggy’s Point, the LGLC’s beloved waterfront park in the Town of Hague. The second grant of $23,800 will fund expanded technology and other resources that will increase the LGLC’s ability to effectively engage and communicate with the public.


LGLC Launches Campaign to Celebrate the Women of Lake George Conservation

Have you seen our new ads? Launched just this week, we are celebrating women who had historical influence on the conservation successes around Lake George in a new summer campaign, presented in the Lake George Mirror and Glens Falls Chronicle. Each week the LGLC will profile one of six pioneering women chosen to represent the many who helped to make Lake George as it is today.

The six featured women are Helen V. Froehlich, Mary Wiltsie Fuller, Mary Loines and her daughters, Lynn LaMontagne Schumann, Margaret “Peggy” Darrin, and Winifred “Winnie” LaRose.

In addition to reading about each of these influential women, you are invited to submit your own tribute stories of women in your life who made an impact on the lake, its conservation, and/or instilled an appreciation for the region’s natural lands. Full stories as well as a submission page are at https://LGLC.org/Join-the-Story.

This campaign was inspired by the LGLC’s partnership with the Wiawaka Center for Women to permanently protect 47 acres of its forested uplands through the purchase of a conservation easement. The easement will allow Wiawaka to retain ownership, and the LGLC will ensure the land’s permanent protection and assist with its stewardship.


Introducing the LGLC's 2023 Summer Interns

The LGLC is grateful to expand its team this summer to include two interns who will help with events and stewardship starting later this month.

Mya Carter will focus on surveying hemlocks and assisting with the development of a management plan for hemlock woolly adelgid on LGLC lands. Mya is a Dean’s list student, Periclean Honors Forum Member, and rising Senior at Skidmore College where she is majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Sociology. She spent the past two summers performing forest ecology and invasive species research in the Adirondacks, including on Dome Island, with Skidmore’s Environmental Studies and Sciences Program. Mya is the coxswain for Skidmore’s varsity men’s rowing team. She grew up spending summers at her family’s home in Bolton.

Abigail (Abby) Saks will assist staff with organizing and running the summer's education and outreach programs, including marketing and publicity. Abby is a Dean's List student and rising Junior at Duke University where she is double-majoring in Biology and Environmental Sciences and Policy. She is a Rachel Carson Scholar, receiving funding for research in marine science and conservation. Abby has performed field research of human impacts on forest and stream ecosystems, and previously spent a summer leading educational programs at Up Yonda Farm in Bolton. Abby enjoys hiking, reading, skiing and gardening. Her family owns a home in Hague.

Their hiring is made possible with support from the George C. Singer Educational Fund, established in May 2022. If you see them out and about, please say hi!



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Lake George Ecology

May 20: Lake George Ecology

8:30 AM | Learn from a Naturalist about the plants and animals of the Lake George watershed during a hike up Thomas Mt. Moderate, 3 miles round-trip. >More Info and RSVP

June 1: Paint & Sip - Sunset

5 - 7 PM | Geared toward beginners, all ages and abilities are welcome and will enjoy this class with Patrice Jarvis-Weber. Learn to paint a classic lake sunset on an 8" x 10" stretched canvas. $35 fee, all supplies included. >More Info and RSVP

June 3: National Trails Day, Intro to Hiking

9 - 10:30 AM | Celebrate National Trails Day with the Discovery Series! Learn what it means to be a steward of the land as you hike the 3-mile trail to The Pinnacle's summit. >Info and RSVP

June 21: Summer Solstice Happy Hour

6 - 8:30 PM | Celebrate the Solstice while enjoying food, drinks, live music, and great company! This event is held at the Wiawaka Center for Women, and benefits LGLC's Wiawaka Uplands project. Suggested donation: $15 >Info and RSVP

June 24: Recording Nature Observations with iNaturalist

9:30 - 11 AM | This Discovery Series hike lets you be a Citizen Scientist, using the popular app, iNaturalist, to record observations you make as you follow the Pinnacle's trail to Bradley's Lookout. >Info and RSVP


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