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Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988


LGLC News for May 2021

Aerial photo of northeastern Lake George, looking north, with Sucker Brook wetlands in the foreground, the lake, and Rogers Rock in the background.

Aerial photo of northeastern Lake George, looking north, with Sucker Brook wetlands in the foreground. Photo by Carl Heilman, II/Wild Visions, Inc., courtesy of the Adirondack Council.

Two Properties Protected in Lake George and Putnam

We are excited to announce two properties recently protected: 154 acres in Putnam, adjoining the Last Great Shoreline; and 150 acres in the Towns of Lake George and Warrensburg, adjoining New York State's Prospect Mountain. Together, these two properties include 1+ miles of stream corridors in two of Lake George's largest tributaries, and nearly 30 acres of wetlands, including a sphagnum bog.

We thank the landowners of these properties for their commitment to protecting Lake George, and their partnership with the LGLC to make these conservation projects happen!

You can read more about these projects in our latest newsletter - online and in mailboxes soon. **Note that the newsletter states these properties are under contract - in the short time between printing and today, we completed the purchases! Such is the nature of land transactions.**

The conservation of these properties was made possible thanks to individual donations, a grant from The Nature Conservancy, and with loans from the LGLC’s Rowan Land Opportunity Fund, an internal resource that allows us to act quickly, when land is most vulnerable. We must pay back this Fund so that we can continue to protect the lands and waters of Lake George when they need us most. Donations are gratefully accepted to help with these and future projects: lglc.org/land-conservation/current-projects/.

INTRODUCING .... the Sucker Brook Preserve!

To celebrate this special region of Lake George and the successful conservation work that is protecting it (including the most recent protection of 154 acres), we are merging the Gull Bay and Last Great Shoreline Preserves into one cohesive Sucker Brook Preserve! The full transformation (including new signage and trail maps) is expected to be completed this summer.

LGLC spring-summer newsletter is now available online

Spring-Summer Newsletter Now Available

Read the LGLC's latest newsletter, chock full of stories about the land, the water, and the people who make our work possible. This issue will be hitting mailboxes soon, but you can get the first look here!

Help us keep in touch! Please contact us if you have a change of address, or to update your communication preferences (want to receive a paper copy vs. by email only). Email Helen or call 518-644-9673.

Gardens at Peggy's Point

Restoration Work Planned for Peggy's Point

The Lake George Land Conservancy’s 2-acre park in Hague, Peggy’s Point, is about to undergo a major restoration of its shoreline and stream bank. These areas have experienced serious erosion over time, and most recently due to heavy storms. As a result, trees have fallen over, sediment is eroding into the stream and lake, and the shoreline is slowly washing away.

The LGLC consulted with Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District to design a plan to stabilize the shoreline and stream with rock and native vegetation. The plantings, which will be installed by DeFranco Landscaping, will not only stabilize the soil through their root structure, but will also provide important flowers for pollinators. We anticipate that the work will be completed this spring or summer, and the park will be closed to visitors during this time due to safety concerns. Thank you in advance for your patience as this project is underway.

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

2021 Hike-A-Thon - Virtual Space Still Available!

The LGLC's 9th annual Hike-A-Thon's 20 guided sites are all full, but you can still register to participate virtually! If you wish to participate on your own, be sure to register and let us know where you're planning to be on July 5th!

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.

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:

Town of Bolton logo
Life Well Lived by Beth Tiger logo
Carl Heilman II/Wild Visions, Inc. logo
North Country Heliflite logo
Lake George Mirror logo
JUST water logo
Lake George RV Park logo
Stewart's Shops, logo
The Sembrich logo
Town of Hague, logo
Blue Blaze Coffee Co logo
Camp David, Lake George logo
Connally Creative 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
Join LGLC for National Trails Day on June 5th

Spring into Events!

We're building up a great lineup of educational and recreational events to get you back out on the trails and learning about our watershed and its history. 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.

Kids hold a frog found during a hike

May 29: Naturalist Guided Hike at Godwin

We're partnering with our friends at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center to offer guided explorations of some of LGLC's favorite preserves! Check out Godwin's vernal pools, streams and forests on this moderate trail system.

National Trails Day

June 5: National Trails Day Hike & Cleanup

Celebrate American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® and join volunteers for guided hikes at Pilot Knob and The Pinnacle. Hike to the summits and steward the trail on your way, picking up trash or brush that’s covering the trail.

People walk along a beaver dam at Gull Bay

June 19: Naturalist Guided Hike at Gull Bay

Join the Up Yonda Farm naturalists for an adventure at Gull Bay! Take in a view of Lake George and visit the great blue heron rookery while the nests are still active.

Leave No Trace logo and tagline

June 30: Living Lands, Leave No Trace

This year's Living Lands Series is launching with the Adirondack Mountain Club, providing a review of Leave No Trace principles. *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.

Sponsor Amy's Race

Seeking Sponsors for Amy's Race

This year's Amy's Adventure Race for the Lake will be October 2, and sponsorships are now being accepted through August 14! Sponsors provide crucial funding for a professional, safe and fun trail race run. All additional funds raised for Amy’s Race go towards the LGLC’s Bolton Recreational Hub. Be a sponsor!

Photo, view from Godwin Preserve

Post of the Month

GUIDED HIKES:: We're partnering with our friends at Up Yonda Farm ...  Posted 4/29/2021

Other popular posts:

HAPPY EARTH WEEK! We're celebrating Earth Day all week long with a special LGLC edition BINGO! ... posted 4/19/2021

WINNER! :: Congrats to Seth Harris for winning our 2021 Earth Day BINGO. ... posted 4/28/2021

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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