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LGLC News for September 2023

10 Acres Added to Indian Brook and Northwest Bay Protection

On Friday, September 15, the LGLC purchased 10 acres in the Town of Bolton, permanently protecting another important piece of land within the Indian Brook and Northwest Bay Conservation Initiative. This property includes three acres of wetlands and about 700 feet of Saddlebrook stream corridor, which flows into Indian Brook, Lake George's second-largest tributary. It also connects to our 147-acre Saddlebrook conservation easement completed by the LGLC in October 2021. Building land connectivity is critical not only for continuity of forest and stream protection but also for wildlife.

Though the property has easy development potential—it has substantial road frontage and could be subdivided into three house sites—the landowners wish to see the property protected. We thank the sellers for their patience and willingness to work with the LGLC to see the land permanently protected.


Still Time to Register for Amy's Race, Sept. 30th

You can still 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 $40, which includes a completion medal, and one raffle ticket for the after-party. An event t-shirt may be purchased for $10 with registration. 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 and 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 - Roger H. Saks, AIF; Sidekick Creative; and Bolton Landing Brewing Company. Sponsorship information can be found at lglc.org/amys-race/sponsorships/ or call Giulia Casella, 518-644-9673 or email gcasella@lglc.org.


LGLC hosted a volunteer gathering, September 12, where LGLC Communications and Outreach Manager Sarah Hoffman presented a stainless steel lake silhouette to Volunteer of the Year Betsy Brainard (bottom left).

Thank You to all LGLC Volunteers; Celebrating Volunteer of the Year, Betsy Brainard

LGLC staff hosted a gathering at our office on September 12, to thank those who dedicated their time and talents to the LGLC. We are incredibly grateful to all who who helped us plan, organize, and lead events; fundraise; host house events; weed and plant at Peggy's Point; clear trails and monitor for invasive species; and help with office needs. 

During the gathering, we surprised Betsy Brainard by naming her Volunteer of the Year, and presenting her with a certificate and stainless steel Lake George silhouette. Over the past year-plus, Betsy has spent more than 100 hours cataloging the books in our Robert H. Hall Memorial Conservation Library, as well as assisting with the Hike-A-Thon, Land & Water Conservation Celebration, and more.

Thank you to ALL of our volunteers - you are appreciated!


LGLC 2023 Summer Interns, Abby Saks (left) and Mya Carter.

LGLC Summer Intern Report

The LGLC team expanded this summer with the addition of two interns, Abby Saks and Mya Carter, who helped with events and stewardship, respectively. Their hiring was made possible with support from the George C. Singer Educational Fund, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the amount of energy and talent each gave towards their jobs.

"Interning for the LGLC was more than I could have asked for," said Mya. "For my internship, I managed the hemlock woolly adelgid infestation at Clark Hollow Bay. I was able to apply my knowledge in the natural and social sciences towards solving a complex environmental issue. The support given to me by the LGLC staff was greatly appreciated, thank you for entrusting me with this project. I look forward to applying the land management skills I learned towards future academic and career opportunities."

"My internship at the LGLC was an incredibly valuable experience for me," said Abby. "This job allowed me to connect with members of the Lake George community who are passionate about conservation. Speaking to folks at the Bolton Farmer’s Market or at the weekly Living Lands Series programs, I was able to see just how important the Lake is to everyone in the area, and how much people value the time they get to spend outdoors when they are in the Adirondacks. I also learned a lot about everything that goes into making a nonprofit and its events successful, which certainly gave me a deeper appreciation for the work that these organizations do."

Both are now back to college and we wish them well as they continue their paths in the environmental field!



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.

September 30: Amy's Race @ Amy's Park

7:30 AM, Race begins at 9 AM| Join the 7th Annual Amy's Adventure Race for the Lake, a 4.5-mile trail run. After-party at Bolton Landing Brewing Co. Octoberfest. Registration fee $40  >More Info and Registration

September 30: Discovery Series, Changing Trees @ The Pinnacle Preserve

9:30 AM | Observe how the local trees are changing before winter, and learn some Adirondack tree identification. Moderate hike to Bradley's Lookout, 1.2 miles total. >More Info

October 14: Discovery Series, Falling into Winter @ Godwin Preserve

9:30 AM | See how Adirondack plants and animals prepare for winter on this moderate, 1.6-mile hike. Includes a stop at the overlook to see these changes on a larger scale. >More Info

October 19: Paint & Sip with Patrice @ LGLC Office

5 - 7 PM | Patrice Jarvis-Weber will guide this fun painting session to replicate her piece, “Fall Birch,” and consider the changing leaves and signs of fall around us. All welcome! $35 per person. >More Info

October 21: Fall Foliage Hike @ Cat and Thomas Mts Preserve

9 AM - 3 PM | Enjoy the fall scenery on this hike to both Cat and Thomas Mt summits, led by John Crist, Jr. Loop starts/ends from Valley Woods Rd trailhead. Challenging, 7 miles round-trip. >More Info


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4905 Lake Shore Dr., PO Box 1250 | Bolton Landing, New York  12814
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