Bradley's Lookout Under Contract, Adding to the Bolton Hub
We are happy to announce that the Hawkins family, owners Bradley’s Lookout in Bolton, have agreed to sell this amazing 62-acre property to the LGLC in order to protect this land that is so special to them. Adjacent to the Pinnacle, the protection of Bradley's Lookout will create a continuous block of protected land, and provide enhanced recreational opportunities. As with The Pinnacle, the LGLC will again partner with the Town of Bolton on this project, by purchasing the land, protecting it with a conservation easement, and then selling it to the Town to be protected forever.
"With its easily-accessible iconic view, thriving wetlands, gently sloping hardwood-hemlock forest, and essential role within the larger Bolton Hub Initiative, the protection of this property exemplifies how the LGLC protects the land that protects the lake for everyone," said LGLC Executive Director Jamie Brown.
Earlier this month, the LGLC protected 25 acres on County Rt 6 in the Town of Dresden. The property includes 1,300 feet of Fairy Brook, a tributary of Lake George that enters the lake in the heart of Huletts Landing.
This project fits within the LGLC’s Huletts Landing Conservation Initiative, which focuses on protecting the wetlands and stream corridors in this steep region of the watershed. These efforts are crucial to managing stormwater flow and reducing the amount of sediment and contaminants entering Lake George.
We are holding our 21st annual Land and Water Conservation Celebration online this year, and we hope that you will join us! The virtual event will begin July 31st and end August 2nd, and will include the premier of our new LGLC video!
Visit lglc.org/celebration2020 any time between 9 am July 31st and 9 pm August 2nd to view the just-released LGLC video, and learn about our current projects in Bolton, Huletts Landing, and stewardship and educational initiatives, all with brief videos featuring LGLC staff and friends;
Watch LIVE updates at 10 am and 4 pm each day of the weekend; and
Donate to support these and future projects to protect Lake George!
PLUS - You can stay in touch and receive news and updates via TEXT! Sign up today at lglc.org/celebration.
While pictures and surveys continue to come in, we wish to thank everyone who participated in this year's virtual Hike-A-Thon! It has been fun to see everyone out on their own, wearing their Hike-A-Thon shirts, and spreading the word all across the country - and world (one participate checked in from India)!
If you haven't yet shared a picture or completed our participant survey, please do! We'd love to hear from you, and your feedback will help us know how many people actually participated and where - and will help us prepare for next year.
To see pictures already shared on Facebook or Instagram, check out our pages @HikeLakeGeorge and @LakeGeorgeHikeAThon, or search the hashtags #LGHikeAThon2020 and #HikeLakeGeorge. If you have some pics to share, please post with these hashtags or email pictures to email@example.com. Once a few more are gathered, we'll be posting all of these pictures in a 2020 Gallery on the Hike-A-Thon's website. Stay tuned!
The LGLC's 2020 online Living Lands Series launched on July 8 with Dr. Nina Schoch presenting about loons and research conducted by the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. The second presentation was held July 15, on the topic of our hemlock forests and the hemlock woolly adlegid. Both presentations are available via links on our Living Lands page, as well as directly on our YouTube channel.
Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this year's Annual Meeting and Block Party, previously scheduled for August 15 at Up Yonda Farm. We wish we could safely see all of our friends at this fun annual gathering, but will err on the side of caution and wait to be together next year.