For Immediate Release: October 23, 2017
Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) received a grant of $2,000 from the International Paper Foundation for the creation of interpretive signage to be installed at its Cook Mountain Preserve in Ticonderoga.
The signage is part of the LGLC’s watershed-wide effort to increase awareness and educational opportunities along its 35-miles of trails. The Cook Mountain signs will include information such as the natural succession of a beaver pond and the cultural history of northern Lake George.
The Cook Mountain Preserve’s trail system includes a scenic viewpoint overlooking northern Lake George, Lake Champlain, and the mountains of Vermont. The ridgeline visible on the lake’s eastern side includes Mount Defiance, a historic site owned by Fort Ticonderoga. The entire area surrounding Mount Defiance has important historic significance that will be described on the new signage.
“We are grateful for the continued support from our friends at International Paper,” said LGLC Executive Director Jamie Brown, “Partnerships like this help the LGLC to increase the positive impact of our land on the community beyond the obvious benefit of protecting water quality. Thanks to IP, visitors to our Cook Mountain Preserve will now learn more about the land, why it’s protected, and be even more motivated to get out and enjoy the outdoors.”
The LGLC also received a donation of paper, valued at $455, from the International Paper’s Ticonderoga Mill, used for the printing of its fall/winter newsletter.
“International Paper, through its corporate Foundation and locally, has been a generous and solid partner over the years,” said LGLC Communications and Outreach Manager Sarah Hoffman. “The local mill has shown great support of our efforts in the Ticonderoga area, for conservation, volunteerism, and educational efforts that enhance the northern Lake George communities. We are grateful for their donations of paper and support of our grant applications for the continuation of these efforts.”