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LGLC News for March 2021

Morning on frozen Lake George with people ice fishing.

On the LGA-Fund for Lake George Merger

The following is a statement from LGLC Board President, Mike O'Reilly, regarding the recent announcement from the Lake George Association (LGA) and the FUND for Lake George of their intent to merge into a single organization, keeping the name of the Lake George Association.

“The Lake George Land Conservancy would like to extend our congratulations to these two organizations for this effort. The combined expertise of their new entity will continue the good work that both organizations have historically undertaken.

“As the second largest landowner in the watershed, the Lake George Land Conservancy will continue to energetically pursue our mission of protecting the land that protects the lake. As new threats arise, such as the terrestrial invasive hemlock woolly adelgid, we and our well-established partners will continue to manage, control and suppress these threats, on our land and State land when called upon. The Lake George Land Conservancy and the "new" Lake George Association, two separate, distinct organizations, each with its own focus and expertise, will be important allies safeguarding various inter-dependent systems which are essential for a healthy lake George watershed.”

hemlock needles and cones

Adopt a Trailhead, Fight HWA

A few weeks ago, the LGLC and partners, including Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), Adirondack Mountain Club, NYS Hemlock Initiative, and NY iMapInvasives, gave two online public presentations about the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). HWA is a tiny but destructive insect that feeds on the eastern hemlock tree, a tree that is very common and very important to the Adirondack forests.

Between the two presentations, over 170 attendees were educated on how to identify and report an HWA infestation. But to make this citizen science effort as strong as possible, we encourage you to get involved! Click below to access recordings from these presentations, and links to other HWA resources, including how to Adopt a Trailhead!

cover image from LGLC's 2020 annual report

LGLC Annual Report

Have you seen the LGLC's latest annual report? You can download it from our website, here, or send us a request for a paper copy by mail.

Hike-A-Thon event header - collage of images from past Hike-A-Thons and logo

Register Today for 2021 Hike-A-Thon!

Early-bird registration for the LGLC's 9th Annual Hike-A-Thon opened March 1, and will continue until April 30. During this phase, every registrant is offered a free event t-shirt. Options include a variety of guided hiking sites, a drive up Prospect Mt (some hiking may be required if shuttle is not running), or choose your own as a virtual participant.

Don't delay - many of the event's sites are already filled!

The Hike-A-Thon is a watershed-wide event that has included nearly 700 hikers, paddlers and volunteers in an organized morning of guided outdoor recreation. The simultaneous hikes and paddles culminate with aerial photography of each group by Carl Heilman, II, who will once again be flying in a helicopter donated and piloted by Bruce Mowery of North Country HeliFlite.

Due to the pandemic, we adjusted last year’s Hike-A-Thon to be virtual only, welcoming everyone to participate by enjoying a hike or paddle of their choice, wherever they were, and submit photos of their excursions. This year, we are merging the two formats in order to involve as many people as possible, as safely as possible.

We thank our partner sites for their participation this year: Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center, Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center, and Wiawaka Center for Women.

The Hike-A-Thon is a free public outreach event, made possible with the financial support of business sponsors and individuals who choose to donate with their registrations. Thank you!

We are sincerely grateful for the support of the following sponsors for 2021:

Carl Heilman II/Wild Visions, Inc. logo
North Country Heliflite logo
Lake George Mirror logo
Town of Bolton logo
Life Well Lived by Beth Tiger logo
Lake George RV Park logo
Connally Creative logo
Camp David, Lake George logo
Love is on Lake George logo
Rotary Club of Lake George logo
text: Staloff Brothers Custom Metal Fabrication
Arcurio Consulting logo
Cedar Graphics logo
Clothier Planning & Consulting logo
My Little Love Note logo
Adirondack Mountain Club logo
JUST water logo

2021 Save-The-Dates!

  • Hike-A-Thon: Monday, July 5
  • Land & Water Conservation Celebration: Friday, July 30 - VIRTUAL
  • Annual Meeting & Block Party: Saturday, August 14
  • Amy's Race for the Lake: Saturday, October 2
photos of LGLC's three new board members

Post of the Month

NEW BOARD MEMBERS:: the LGLC is proud to announce the addition of three new board members...  posted 2/19/2021

Other popular posts:

HIKE A THON SPONSOR:: We are so grateful for our 20201 Hike-A-Thon Sponsor, Carl Heilman II Photography...  posted 3/8/2021

TRACKS:: spotted at our Godwin Preserve this weekend by Emily Kane... posted  3/1/2021

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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