EVENT DETAILS

It’s a block party! Come celebrate the summer with food trucks, kids’ activities, free treats, hiking trails, and more! Join us at Up Yonda Farm, Environmental Education Center in Bolton Landing on August 17th as we thank YOU for all you have done to help us protect the land that protects the lake!

The day will start with a traditional Annual Meeting featuring key note speaker Meme Hanley, New York Program Manager for the Land Trust Alliance.

After the meeting, we’ll head out to Up Yonda’s lawn for food, live bluegrass music, hands-on activities and fun. Come, mix and mingle, bring your family and friends and enjoy an end-of-the-summer block party!

This event and its activities are free, though food from vendors is available to purchase.

PROGRAM:
11 am – 2 pm • Ongoing: free activities, food trucks, live music

11 am – noon • Annual Meeting in the Auditorium with Keynote Speaker Meme Hanley, NY Program Manager for the Land Trust Alliance; LGLC staff and directors will provide brief updates on the Bolton Recreational Hub, as well as conservation, stewardship, and outreach accomplishments, and financial status of the 2019 fiscal year.
Volunteers of the Year awards to Todd Earl, Steven Schonwetter, and Mary Lou Doulin

1 pm • Guided hike to the view

FOOD TRUCKS:
Adirondack Brewery’s Hops, Chops and Roll Truck
Burgers Around the World Food Truck
Chilly Willy’s Ice Cream
Darling Doughnuts Pop up Shoppe

ACTIVITIES:
Face painting by Casey Beal Designs Facepainting • Live bluegrass music by the TnT Acoustic Duo • Live raptors with Nancy Kimball • Kids’ crafts and nature scavenger hunt • River model with Warren Co. Soil & Water Conservation District • Guided hike

PLUS Up Yonda Farm’s exhibits, butterfly house, children’s nature museum, pond exploration, and hiking trails to explore on your own!

 

More details about keynote speaker, Meme Hanley:
In her role supporting over 90 land trusts in New York, Ms. Hanley has helped to strengthen the land trust community in part by overseeing the New York Conservation Partnership Grant Program that distributes over $2M each year to the State’s land trusts.  She also provides organizational assistance, training, works with the State Legislature, and offers many other services to the State’s land trusts.  She has been a part of conservation work from the beaches of Long Island Sound to small urban parks in New York City as well as projects here in the Lake George watershed. The LGLC has received more than $350,000 in Conservation Partnership Grant funding since 2004.

Ms. Hanley will offer her thoughts on the importance of land conservation today and in the future.  She will discuss the integral connection between the protection of land and water, including, examples from a national perspective, throughout New York, and the work that the Lake George Land Conservancy has done to protect the land that protects the lake.  Ms. Hanley will also discuss the importance of looking after protected land, and how this helps not only water quality, but can also help with issues such as mitigating carbon.

 

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Chill Willy ice cream

 

 

Registration is not required. This is a rain-or-shine event (activities may be modified in case of rain).

Questions? Contact Michele at mvidarte@lglc.org or 518-644-9673.