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LGLC News for July 2021

Celebration 2021 invitation

Celebrate with us, July 30 - August 2

On Friday, July 30th, we invite you to be a part of this summer’s Fund-A-Need campaigns, accompanied by a brand-new video highlighting these special lands and waters. Grab a beverage, gather with friends and tune in!

Donate any time throughout the weekend, and know that when you take a walk in the cool forest or dive into the clear lake, you’ve made your impact in protecting this special place, forever. It’s that simple.

We need YOU to help us make an IMPACT for these exciting projects!

New parking lot at The Pinnacle

Improvements at The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle in Bolton Landing is now much better equipped to handle the number of guests it receives each day, thanks to the creation of a new, large parking lot and trail re-route, funded by the Town of Bolton.

Popular and beloved, The Pinnacle hosts thousands of people each year. The LGLC has been working with the Town of Bolton to manage the property for long-term sustainability, both for the land and the people using it. This new lot provides plenty of space for cars, which eliminates the safety concerns from people parking along the road, while the trail re-route will have a reduced impact the land from all of the foot traffic.

When visiting, please park only in the lot, which is 0.3 miles north of the Bolton Community Center - do not park long the road or block neighbor driveways.

Bradley's Lookout update: The trail to Bradley's Lookout is in progress and is expected to be completed within a few weeks, weather depending. We appreciate your patience as this is being built!

Female gypsy moth with egg mass

Gypsy Moth Update

The forests around Lake George are starting to look green again as many trees that were infested by gypsy moths are now putting out their second round of leaves. That's a good thing! Meanwhile, the infestation is in its last phase: egg laying.

If you are seeing these moths around your property, keep an eye on your trees - you may also see the egg masses being laid by the females (as pictured). To help reduce the population next year, scrape these egg masses off of the bark and into a bucket of warm soapy water.

Early next spring, wrap tree bark with a barrier (for example burlap or a sticky band) that will prevent newly hatched gypsy moths from climbing up into the tree canopy and eating its leaves.

Here are some links for more information:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Michigan State University Integrative Pest Management Program

Attention Hikers:


Warren County Public Health is seeing a large increase in a rare tick disease known as anaplasmosis. Find more details about what it is, and how you can protect yourself > More Info
Participants in this year's Hike-A-Thon at Anthony's Nose

Another Hike-A-Thon Success!

THANK YOU to everyone who came out on July 5th to participate in the 9th annual Hike-A-Thon! The weather was perfect and the people were amazing, as always. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and partner sites for your support!

Complete our survey! If you participated (or were registered but didn't participate) please help us plan for next year by providing your feedback. Thank you!

Events and Programs

More 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.

Living Lands Series will be virtual again this year; registration is not required. Videos will go live at 5:30 PM on the event date.

Adirondack Watershed Institute

July 14: Wildlife in the Adirondacks: Implications of Land Use Management - video now available!

Michale Glennon, Science Director of the Paul Smith's College Adirondack Watershed Institute draws on two decades of research to discusses some of the primary ways in which the public and private land use structure and management decisions in the Adirondacks affect the characteristics of wildlife communities.

Loon, photo by Ron Tanner

Photo by Ron Tanner

July 21: Nesting Loons with Dr. Nina Schoch

Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, will give a summary of some of the findings of research on factors affecting the nesting success of Adirondack loons, as well as an overview of loon behavior and natural history, and the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.

July 21: Volunteer Group Work Day

Calling all volunteers! We're going to be at The Pinnacle from 9 am to noon, clearing out trash from an old dumping area near the trail. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own gloves if you have them. If interested, please email Monica.

Celebration is July 30th

July 30-August 2: Land & Water Conservation Celebration

Join us for the weekend and help support important projects that protect water quality around the lake. Video and Celebration launches July 30 and goes all weekend long!

Sponsor Amy's Race

Amy's Race registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Amy's Adventure Race for the Lake (taking place October 2), and sponsorships are being accepted through August 14. More information, including race details, registration form, and sponsorship benefits are at lglc.org/amys-race.

Save the Date! August 14: Annual Meeting and Block Party

Join us at Up Yonda Farm for live music, food, and activities for the family, plus hear from guest speakers Rob Davies, Director of DEC’s Forest and Lands Division, and Dr. Mark Whitmore who will discuss his research to control the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). Free!

Instagram post photo for Hike-A-Thon

Post of the Month

Perfect weather, 21 sites, and nearly 700 participants ...  Posted 7/8/2021

Other popular posts:

Coming up in just a few minutes (NYS DEC share about gypsy moth webinar) ... posted 6/22/2021

More happy hikers from the #lghikeathon2021 ... posted 7/6/2021

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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