Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) announces the recent protection of two properties in Huletts Landing, Dresden, a total of 137 acres. The properties both contain significant lengths of tributaries that flow into Lake George, and other water-protecting features.
The two properties consist of a 112-acre forested parcel off of County Road 6, and the other a 25-acre upland parcel adjacent to Elephant Mountain. Combined, the properties include more than 7,800 feet of stream corridors that lead to Lake George. The 112-acre parcel also contains 2 acres of wetlands and beaver ponds, which are the headwaters of one of these now protected tributaries.
The protection of these properties fits within the LGLC’s Huletts Landing Conservation Initiative, which focuses on protecting the wetlands and stream corridors in this steep region of the watershed. These efforts are crucial to managing stormwater flow and reducing the amount of sediment and contaminants entering Lake George.
LGLC Executive Director Jamie Brown said, “The LGLC’s protection of this land makes a lasting, positive impact both on Lake George and the wonderful community of Huletts Landing. Thanks to our generous supporters, this land will continue to filter and clean the millions of gallons of water that flow over and through it on its way into Lake George for many generations to come. This is another great example of how the LGLC protects the land that protects the lake by working with willing landowners to acquire land, and then looking after that land for future generations to make sure that it continues to naturally provide many benefits, including clean water.”
The properties are currently not open to the public except by special request, due to limited accessibility.
The Huletts Landing Conservation Initiative is an ongoing effort that, like the LGLC’s similar effort in Bolton’s Indian Brook/Northwest Bay Brook area, focuses on the most sensitive lands in order to have the greatest impact on the water quality of Lake George and its tributaries.