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LGLC News for February 2024

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The LGLC has been awarded a $86k grant to manage hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) in Putnam

In late January, Governor Hochul announced the latest round of grants through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Invasive Species Grant Program. The LGLC was awarded $86,215 to support our management efforts to control the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) on the 60-acre Clark Hollow Bay property in the Town of Putnam.

LGLC Land Steward Alex Novick discovered an infestation of HWA at Clark Hollow Bay in the spring of 2023. This was the first time HWA had been found on LGLC protected property, and is at the northern frontier of the HWA infestation at Lake George and in the Adirondack Park.

Hemlocks are a dominant tree species in much of the forest surrounding Lake George, making HWA especially dangerous for the preservation of water quality and health of the whole lake ecosystem.

The grant will fund three years of additional monitoring and management activity at the Clark Hollow Bay Preserve.

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12th Annual Hike-A-Thon: Registration opens March 4

The Lake George Hike-A-Thon is a free, family-friendly event that will take place on Friday, July 5th, with 25+ different groups around Lake George (and virtually). You can choose where you'd like to participate; sites vary in levels of difficulty to allow all abilities, from the drivable Prospect Mt. to 5+ mile challenging hikes.

We're excited to introduce a new stand-up paddleboard group in Northwest Bay, and a canoe/kayak group in Huddle Bay. Plus, returning from last year we're continuing the the challenging 7.5-mile Cat and Thomas loop, and the wooden boat Cruise-A-Thon!

Registration for the Hike-A-Thon will open at 8 a.m. (EST) on Monday, March 4. Many sites fill up FAST (within the first hour), so be sure to get in early! Everyone who signs up within the month of March will receive a free event t-shirt. Information about available sites, how to volunteer, and how to sponsor the event are all at lakegeorgehikeathon.org.

Thank You to our 2024 Hike-A-Thon Sponsors!

You, too, can 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
JUST water
Lake George RV Park
Love is on Lake George Cruises
TD Bank
Adirondack Folk School
Connally Creative
The Sembrich
Camp David LG
Cedar Graphics
LGLC Intership Applications Due March 1

Summer internship applications due March 1

There's still time to get in your application for the LGLC's paid summer Programs Intern position for 2024. This position will support the work of our Conservation Program and Education and Outreach Program.

Work alongside conservation staff to learn about land monitoring, management, and stewardship, and help coordinate various summer events designed to educate the public about our mission, strengthen our brand, and fundraise for projects. The intern will have broad exposure to all facets of the LGLC’s operations.

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.

Save the Date! August 2, 2024Land and Water Conservation Celebration

Land & Water Conservation Celebration: August 2

Save the date for our 25th annual Land & Water Conservation Celebration, our premier fundraising event! On Friday, August 2, we'll be celebrating the event's silver anniversary at the Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center.

Each year this event raises critical funds for land conservation projects. Invitations will be sent out in the coming months; stay tuned for more details about this important event!

Upcoming Events


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.

February 22: DS Snowshoe @ Amy's Park

9:30 AM - noon |  Kick off this year's Discovery Series with a snowshoe hike at Amy's! Join an Up Yonda Farm Naturalist to search for animal tracks and more. 1.2 miles total distance. Free. Snowshoes available upon request. Info and RSVP

Snowshoe at The Pinnacle

February 23: DS Snowshoe @ Pinnacle

9:30 AM - noon |  Join an Up Yonda Farm Naturalist on a 1.5-mile hike (round-trip) to Bradley's Lookout. Look for animal tracks, and talk learn about winter adaptations. Free. Snowshoes available upon request. Info and RSVP

February 24: NextGen Meet Up @ Pinnacle

2 - 4 PM |  Join LGLC’s NextGen Committee for a guided winter hike with NYS DEC biologist, Ashley Meyer to chat about winter wildlife in the Adirondacks, and connect with fellow young professionals in the outdoors. Info and RSVP

Hike-A-Thon Registration Opens March 4

March 4: Hike-A-Thon Registration Opens

8:00 AM |  Hike, paddle, and mingle at the After Party - all are welcome to be a part of this free event! Visit lakegeorgehikeathon.org for more info about all of the sites and how to register. Volunteers and Sponsors also welcome!

Volunteer at the Sports Expo

March 16 & 17: Volunteer @ Sports Expo

Do you love the LGLC's trails and events? Help us spread the word to the attendees of the annual Adirondack Sports Summer Expo in Saratoga Springs! More Info


Save the Date!

Friday, July 5: 12th Annual Lake George Hike-A-Thon
Friday, August 2: Land & Water Conservation Celebration
Saturday, October 5: Amy's Race

Facebook post of the month

Post of the Month

In honor of World Wetlands Day this year, we are kicking off the week with an LGLC wetlands series!  Facebook post 01/29/2024

Other popular posts:

Wetland species: these critical areas provide key habitat... Facebook post 01/30/2024

Join LGLC’s NextGen Committee on Saturday, February 24th... Facebook post 02/12/2024

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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