It’s a block party! And we missed you last summer!
Join us at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center in Bolton Landing on August 14th as we thank YOU for all you have done to help us protect the land that protects the lake!
This event and its activities are free, though food from vendors will be available to purchase. Schedule below subject to change.
11 am – 2 pm • Ongoing
Food for purchase from Say Cheez 518 Food Truck
Live music by High Peaks Bluegrass
Free activities for kids and adults:
Wildlife Rehabilitator Nancy Kimball with her educational birds of prey
Up Yonda Farm’s exhibits, butterfly house, children’s nature museum, pond exploration, and hiking trails to explore on your own!
11 am – noon • Annual Meeting
In addition to hearing from our guest speakers (below), LGLC staff and directors will provide brief updates, as well as conservation, stewardship, and outreach accomplishments, and financial status of the 2021 fiscal year.
Rob Davies, Director of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest and Lands Division
Rob oversees the many DEC staff who are responsible for protecting land for the State and caring for that land. He is a trained forester, so he understands the importance of protecting and caring for land and particularly forests to protect water quality. Rob will discuss some of the State’s new initiatives and programs related to land protection and partnerships with land trusts such as the LGLC and how these new partnerships can help to reduce the negative effects of climate change, protect more forests and water quality, and better manage invasive forest pests.
Dr. Mark Whitmore, Forest Entomologist with the Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
Mark will be updating everyone as to the progress of the fight against the many invasive forest pests that have descended on Lake George and what we can do to stay on the alert for new invaders. He will focus on hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), including his groundbreaking new research using eDNA that offers new hope in the effort to manage HWA as this tool is able to track both pest and the bugs that eat it.
1 pm • Guided hike to the view
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Registration is not required. This is a rain-or-shine event (activities may be modified in case of rain).
Questions? Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-644-9673.