As always, we strive to engage you- presenting unique and interesting programs for free in an attempt to connect to the community, provide educational experiences and learn more about the amazing area we live in and why our lands and waters are so important. If you have an idea for a presenter, feel free to contact us!

Due to the current status of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, this series may become virtual. Stay tuned for updates!

Summer 2020 Series: July 8- August 19

Join us every summer Wednesday evening as the Lake George Land Conservancy presents our FREE summer series Living Lands. This weekly presentation series will take an exclusive and up-close look at the wildlife and people who utilize the land of Lake George and the Adirondacks, past and present! Presentations begin at 5:30 pm and are held at the LGLC office in Bolton Landing. (We’re located at 4905 Lake Shore Dr., Bolton Landing, NY 12814 – click here for Google Directions)

2020 Series

July 8: “Conservation through the lives of Adirondack loons”: Discover the biology and behaviors of our native loons with wildlife veterinarian and biologist Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.

July 15-A Hemlock Forest Story: Charlotte Malmborg of NYS Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University will join LGLC staff for this discussion about our hemlock forests and current threats from invasives like the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Introduction from LGLC Conservation Manager Monica Dore.

July 22: Lake George’s Sunken Colonial Bateaux: Transport Boats, Warships, and Today, Historical Treasures“: Join Joseph W. Zarzynski, Maritime Archaeologist, author of the recently published book Ghost Fleet Awakened–Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758, as he presents on this utilitarian vessel and its role during the French & Indian War (1755-1763) at Lake George.  For nearly a quarter-of-a-century, Zarzynski directed the nonprofit research team Bateaux Below that conducted underwater fieldwork studying “Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758” and many other historic shipwrecks in the waterway.

July 29: NO TALK

August 5: What we know (and don’t know) about Lyme and tick-borne diseases: Holly Ahern MS, MT(ASCP), Associate Professor of Microbiology at the State University of New York Adirondack, has extensive teaching and research experience in bacteriology and molecular biology. As an expert on the scientific literature pertaining to Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, Ahern has served on the NYS Senate Tick-borne Disease Task Force and on the Testing and Diagnostics subcommittee of the HHS Tick-borne Disease Working Group in 2018. Her talk will inform on the state of the science surrounding ticks and tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease.

August 12: “The Cortland St. Revolutionary War site in Lake George Village”:  Join Charles Vendrei, DEC Historic Preservation Officer, as he addresses historic, archaeological and land use issues associated with this site, which, up until recently, contained the remains of over two dozen soldiers and noncombatants of the American Northern Army who died in and around the Fort George small pox hospital in the summer of 1776.

August 19: The Bolton Hub”Join Paul Cummings, LGLC Board Member and planner with the Chazen Companies, along with LGLC staff as we discuss the LGLC’s Bolton Recreational Hub Project. We’ll shed light on the Initiative, show maps of proposed and pending trail linkages, share goals for the plan and how we think the Bolton Hub can combine land conservation with Bolton’s economic growth into the future.


We request registration but it is not required. If you pre-register, your seats will be held until 5:25pm. If you do not arrive by that time, your seats will be given to those that have not registered ahead of time.

Please note that last year, many talks were sold out and standing room only. All ages welcome!

Questions? Please email Michele at mvidarte@lglc.org.