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.
Since then, the Committee has grown to 17 members, held 5 events and grossed almost $15,000 in fundraising for the LGLC and more recently, for the Bolton Hub Recreational Initiative through their events.
The NextGen 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. Currently, the Committee manages and holds two Annual events: the Summer Solstice Soiree in June and Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake in the fall.
The Committee meets approximately once every month (sometimes less in the summer) in Queensbury 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 Committee is also a great way to meet other like-minded people in our area who are passionate about the lake!
NEW!! NextGen Member Spotlights:
On September 28, 2019, the LGLC and the NextGen Committee held the 3rd annual Amy’s Race for the Lake with 52 runners and a beautiful day to be at the Amy’s Park Preserve. Of the 52 runners, 33 were new, 13 were back for their 2nd race and 9 were back for their 3rd race. Our racers ranged in age from 23- 72, a great representation of ages for this challenging race.
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.
Contact Michele Vidarte to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org!