The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has received a grant of $150,000 from the Helen V. Froehlich Foundation for watershed protection efforts, particularly in the Huletts Landing area on the east side of Lake George.
This is the 26th consecutive grant awarded to the LGLC from the Foundation, bringing their total giving to the LGLC more than $3.9 million for land and lake protection projects.
This year’s grant provides $100,000 for direct land protection efforts within the LGLC’s Huletts Landing Conservation Initiative, and $50,000 for ongoing conservation and stewardship operations.
The Huletts Landing Conservation Initiative is an ongoing campaign focused on protecting the wetlands and stream corridors in this steep region of the watershed. Efforts were spearheaded in 2018 by the protection of 37 acres that include what is now the LGLC’s Leeming Jelliffe Preserve. In 2019, the LGLC protected two parcels in Huletts Landing, totaling 137 acres that include more than 7,800 feet of stream corridors that lead to Lake George, and two acres of wetlands and beaver ponds, which are the headwaters of one of these now protected tributaries.
The Helen V. Froehlich Foundation was created in 1993 with funds provided by the late Helen V. Froehlich to assist with the conservation and preservation of Lake George. Mrs. Froehlich (1901-1992) was an author, naturalist, hiker and overall outdoor lover, and spent the last 20 years of her life in Huletts Landing.
More information can be found on the Lake George Land Conservancy website.
Photo of Huletts Landing by Carl Heilman II.