LGLC welcomes Lamb to the fold

BOLTON LANDING The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) welcomes the addition of Walter Buzz Lamb, Jr. and Judith Larter to its board of directors. Lamb has lived in Bolton Landing all of his life and owned and operated Norowal Marina from 1974 until 2005 with his wife, Cheryl. "Over the years, Lamb said, People have come to Lake George and told me they have never seen anything more spectacular. We are the caretakers of that splendor and should make a concerted effort to safeguard it." Judy Larter is rejoining LGLCs Board of Directors after holding an advisory board position since 2000. As a Dunstable, Mass. resident, she has worked for several decades to conserve land in that area, including protection of family farmland in Dunstable and Chelmsford. I am privileged to be a part of LGLC, she said. It is more of a challenge than ever to protect the watershed of this lake we all love. The LGLC winter walks and talks begin with the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 15. The count is part of a nation-wide activity organized by the Audubon Society that uses Volunteer Citizen Scientists to gather information on bird numbers. Be part of this effort by joining LGLC staff to observe birds in the Bolton/southern Lake George area. Observations are reviewed by a panel of regional experts and included with the cumulative data made available to the public and researchers for review and scientific study. Please call for details. On Saturday, Jan. 5, the LGLC is sponsoring a guided cross country ski trip, with an alternative date of Jan. 19. Leave at 9:30 a.m. for a tour of Cat and Thomas Mountains Preserve in Bolton. Join volunteer guide David Thomas-Train on this challenging 8-mile, round trip, cross-country adventure leading to the summits of Thomas and Cat Mountains with expansive views of the frozen southern Lake George basin below. A snowshoe winter exploration adventure will be on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Gull Bay Preserve in Putnam. Outdoor educator and winter enthusiast Corrina Parnapy will lead participants of all ages on this exploration of the winter world to learn basic snowshoeing techniques, winter tree ID, animal tracking and how to be prepared when enjoying winter activities. Participants must provide their own snowshoes with crampons. Call for information at 644-9673.

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