The LGLC’s NextGeneration Committee is a volunteer group of young people who are passionate about protecting the land and the lake and are committed to organizing innovative events for the Conservancy and for the communities surrounding Lake George. The committee formed in the April of 2017 when a small group of current members expressed their interest in our work/mission and their desire for some fresh ideas and events to get more people engaged.
The Committee meets approximately once a month to brainstorm new ways to engage people that may be interested to learn more about the Conservancy, the lands around the lake and the ways that they can be more involved in our communities.
The 2nd annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake was held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 with 55 competitors. Congratulations to all who participated, and a huge thank you to the event’s volunteers and sponsors! We raised over $4,500 for the LGLC and the land that protects the lake!
A true trail run, the 4.5-mile race course went up a mountain, over bridges and through the woods of Amy’s Park. The overall winner and top male competitor was Volker Burkowski, who finished in 37 minutes 34 seconds. Top female competitor was AnnMary Baker, who came in 3rd overall at 42:10. Click on the links below for complete results.
The awards ceremony took place at the trailhead, and each participant received a laser-cut wooden maple-leaf shaped medal by Adirondack Etching. Runners, family, friends and event volunteers then joined together for the after-race party at Bolton Landing Brewing Co. Many thanks to our sponsors: The Wolgin Family, Salomon, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co., Adirondack Etching, Bolton Landing Brewery, Lake George 12ster, LOCALadk Magazine, Clif Bar, Tops Friendly Markets and also to Cantina, Silverwood Saratoga and The Windchill Factory.
In October 2017, the NextGen Committee successfully raised over $2,000 through it’s first ever event, Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake, a 5-mile trail run race through LGLC’s Amy’s Park, which had over 60 participants. The event, which just saw it’s second successful running in September of 2018, is designed to bring awareness to the beautiful lands around the lake and the importance of conserving them.
The Committee has grown to be a group of 19 young professionals from Bolton Landing, Hague, Lake George, Glens Falls and Saratoga. Our committee members, who range in age from 25-40 years of age, have varied professions including an actuary, a marketing professional, a healthcare professional, an audiologist, a director of operations, an outdoor store manager and buyer, a paramedic, a NOLS guide, a professional chef, a business owner, a researcher and more.
More events and ideas are on the horizon so follow up on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the loop!
The committee is open to any and all young people that have a passion for the lake, it’s surrounding lands and for connecting with the Conservancy and our communities. Contact Michele Vidarte to learn more at email@example.com!