Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has protected 25 acres on County Rt 6 in the Town of Dresden. The property, which was purchased by the LGLC on July 8, 2020, includes 1,300 feet of Fairy Brook, a tributary of Lake George. Click here for map (pdf).
This project 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.
Last summer the LGLC protected a total of 137 acres in the Initiative area, protecting significant lengths of tributaries that flow into Lake George, including some of Fairy Brook.
This property had been approved for the construction of a small house and leach field near the steep slopes leading to the stream. Its protection has effectively prevented a potentially significant negative impact on the property’s sensitive and erodible slopes.
The property is currently not open to the public except by special request, due to limited accessibility.