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LGLC News for February 2020

Haley Gerarde smiles at her baby at the Pinnacle summit

A love story, the Pinnacle, and a vision for the future

Haley Gerarde's Lake George story is not unique; her love of Lake George is shared by millions. She grew up in Lake George, moved away to see the world, and came back because "there is nowhere I would rather grow my family than home—Lake George, NY." It's what came next - her love story - that inspired us to share it, in her own words.

From first date, to marriage and parenthood, the Pinnacle Preserve is present throughout Haley's love story, a constant backdrop for major milestones in her life. Thanks to its protection, the Pinnacle will be there for her daughter's lifetime too.

Honoree Ed Sheridan, center, at trail naming ceremony

Trail Dedication Honors Ed Sheridan

A close group of LGLC staff and friends gathered together at Amy's Park on February 11th to honor Bolton resident Ed Sheridan. Ed's constant presence and stewardship at Amy's Park, and annual leadership during the Hike-A-Thon, have made him an invaluable member of the LGLC family and volunteer crew.

Friends Linda Perry (pictured, right) and Michelle Pollock (left) each spoke of their appreciation and gratitude for Ed's adventurous spirit, which he eagerly shares with others. The LGLC presented a plaque that established the dedication of the red trail that leads towards High Nopit as "Ed's Red Stripe Trail." The plaque, which will be installed along the trail this spring, reads:

Ed's Red Stripe Trail, Established 2020, Dedicated to Ed Sheridan
In recognition of Ed, who has shared his passion for exploring the natural world and has been a long-time steward of the lands and trails of Amy's Park. Through his eyes and heart, and the soles of his boots, many of us have seen views and vistas we never would witness with our own eyes.

Friends shared sentiments to honor Ed

Linda Perry (right) shared stories and heartfelt sentiments.

Presenting the plaque to Ed

LGLC's Michele Vidarte presented the plaque to Ed.

Plaque close-up

The plaque, which will be installed this spring.

Stream at Twin Pines

Letter to the Editor: Lake George Land Conservancy's Latest Acquisition will Benefit Community

This letter to the editor, written and submitted by LGLC Vice President of Conservation Tom Hall, appeared in this month's issue of the Lake George Mirror.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Lake George Land Conservancy (Conservancy) and as Chair of its Conservation Committee, I am pleased to spread the news of the Conservancy’s recent acquisition of a 212- acre parcel of forestland in the Lake George Watershed. 

The property – known as Twin Pines – is located in the Town of Bolton on the north end of Trout Lake adjacent to state-owned Cat and Thomas Mountains. The Conservancy is now in the process of adding a Conservation Easement to the property that will guarantee the land remains in its current forested condition forever. This is not the Conservancy’s first land purchase and it certainly won’t be our last, but the Twin Pines purchase is particularly noteworthy because of the land’s outstanding conservation value.

HWA on a branch

HWA Efforts Continue with Partnership with Saratoga PLAN

In our ongoing effort to spread the word about the invasive forest pest hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), and how to monitor for its presence, the LGLC has joined with Saratoga PLAN to host a collaborative event, Monday, March 9th at 10 am in Galway. You are invited to learn about HWA, its impact on our hemlock forest ecosystems, and how you can help!

The day will begin with an HWA presentation at the Galway Public Library, followed by an afternoon of surveying hemlocks at the Hennig Preserve in Galway. Space is limited; registration required.

Hike-A-Thon 2020 website is live

Upcoming Events

  • 2020 Hike-A-Thon Early-Bird Registration Opens March 2
    The 8th annual Hike-A-Thon will be on Sunday, July 5 - registration opens at midnight, EST, on March 2. Take a look at our new website by Donnally Creative, and get ready - some sites fill up FAST!
    Interested in volunteering? Check out the volunteer page for details and our online application form.
  • Adirondack Sports Summer Expo, March 21 & 22 @ Saratoga City Center
    Stop by and visit the LGLC booth at the Expo, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm! This huge event has lots of vendors and demos for anyone interested in outdoor activities, competitions and more. Free admission.
  • Paint and Sip for Earth Day, April 22 @ LGLC office, 5:30 - 7pm
    Beginner painting class; all levels welcome! Wine provided by Adirondack Winery. $20 per person.

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Post of the Month

Give Back: LGLC has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program ... posted

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