Kerry C.

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Mt. Jo and the Lost Love of Henry Van Hoevenberg

Photo courtesy of Lake Placid Public Library Mt. Jo and the Lost Love of Henry Van Hoevenberg One summer, nearly a decade ago, my sister-in-law and I were discussing ways to nudge her children out of the house to expend some energy. We had three visiting children, aged 8 to 14, badly needing [...]

February 5th, 2020|Conservation Minute, News|

Lake Placid Land Conservancy Welcomes New Conservation Professional

LAKE PLACID, NY --- The Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) is pleased to announce the hiring of its newest staff member, Carolyn Koestner. Carolyn joins the organization as the Strategic Conservation Planner where she will be using her expertise in Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis and mapping to identify priority areas for conservation in the [...]

November 20th, 2019|News|

Leave the Leaves… Fall cleanup tips that benefit your yard and wildlife

Leave the Leaves... Fall cleanup tips that benefit your yard and wildlife When readying your yard for winter, we recommend leaving the leaves and letting your garden plants stand tall. Yes, you're tasked with doing less! Photo: Marie Read via Your yard is part of the natural landscape and can offer food [...]

October 29th, 2019|Conservation Minute, News|

Finding a Ghost in the Woods

Finding a Ghost in the Woods Monotropa uniflora, or Indian pipe, is high on my list of favorite native plants - mostly because it looks nothing like a typical wildflower. Often found in mature, moist, forests, Indian pipe feature a single, drooping flower and are entirely white, hence their other common name, the ghost plant. [...]

September 5th, 2019|Conservation Minute, News|

Land Conservation in a Changing Climate

Conservation efforts at the national and global scale are considering climate change more and more, and with good reason. Extreme weather events – increased incidence or prolonged periods of drought, cold, heat, or heavy rainfall – are impacting traditional ways of life around the world with greater regularity. While we often think of the Adirondacks [...]

June 4th, 2019|Conservation Minute, News|

Do you iNaturalist? LPLC Conservation Minute

For many of us, time spent in nature is a welcomed respite from the chaos of our daily lives - a chance to get away from technology and resist the pull to stay connected. But if you're like me, you also enjoy the challenge of identifying plants and animals encountered on the trail. While there [...]

May 10th, 2019|Conservation Minute, News|

Lake Placid Land Conservancy Awarded New York Conservation Partnership Program Grant

  LPLC Awarded $60,000 Conservation Partnership Program Grant The Lake Placid Land Conservancy has been awarded a Conservation Catalyst Grant from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program. The $60,000 grant will fund development of a community conservation project serving Lake Placid and nearby communities. The project will enable the Conservancy to engage the community and [...]

April 30th, 2019|News|

December 2018 Conservation Minute

Coming home to the Adirondacks December is a great time of year for sharing conservation thoughts. After all, the sounds of the season bring to mind scenes of chestnuts roasting on an open fire, decorations of holly and ivy, and rambunctious outdoor activities like tobogganing, skating or building snowmen. My family took part in all [...]

December 21st, 2018|Conservation Minute, News|

You make a difference.

We are committed to conserving land and water in Lake Placid and the Ausable and Saranac River watersheds, but we can't do so without your help. Your support today helps us protect beautiful, unique spaces in your community for generations to come. And until March 31, 2019, you can double your impact. Your new or [...]

December 18th, 2018|Announcements, News|

Leave the Leaves to Promote Wildlife and Soil Health

Leave the Leaves to Promote Wildlife and Soil Health It's that time of year. Leaves and snowflakes are falling and for many gardeners, you're likely finishing "putting our garden to bed." This yearly process traditionally consists of pulling up annual plants, cutting back perennials, and raking and disposing of the leaves on our lawn. While the [...]

November 9th, 2018|Announcements, Conservation Minute, News|