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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|

LPLC Hires New Executive Director

  LPLC Hires New Executive Director LAKE PLACID, NY --- The Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Kerry Crowningshield to Executive Director. She will be working with LPLC’s Board of Directors to increase the land trust’s capacity and expand its education, outreach, and land conservation efforts in the Lake [...]

November 9th, 2018|Announcements, News|

Go Native and Help Save Biodiversity

Going Native; Planting your Yard to Stop Extinctions by Pat Garber There has been much interest in recent years in growing native plants in our yards, and I have been a big believer. Natives require less fertilizer, pesticides and watering and are good for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. It was only recently, however, that [...]

November 9th, 2018|Announcements, News|

September 2018 Conservation Minute

Take a minute for conservation with Lake Placid Land Conservancy   September 2018 Though the official start of fall isn’t for a couple more weeks, the distinct chill in air tells us autumn is well on its way. The Adirondacks offer some of most beautiful scenic views in the country. As the trees shift from [...]

September 11th, 2018|Conservation Minute|

August 2018 Conservation Minute

Take a minute for conservation with Lake Placid Land Conservancy  Click here to enroll! Have you ever wanted to know more about your back yard? Maybe you always thought it would be interesting to do research, but never had the time or expertise. If you can relate, then our Conservation Monitoring Program is for you! [...]

August 16th, 2018|Conservation Minute, News|

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with Lake Placid Land Conservancy

June 18th through the 24th is National Pollinator Week. Celebrate with us! It’s National Pollinator Week! As a partner with the Adirondack Pollinator Project, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy will be focusing on pollinators of all kinds this week. Pollinators are important for conservation efforts - without secure, diverse places for them to inhabit, our pollinator [...]

June 19th, 2018|News, The Pollinator Pages|

Take Action!

Take Action! Dwindling pollinator populations is a major ecological problem, but thankfully there is a lot that you can do to help solve this problem.  One of the most rewarding ways to help pollinators is by creating places for them to eat, nest, and reproduce. Creating a space in your garden with native pollinator plants [...]

June 19th, 2018|The Pollinator Pages|

Pollinator Monitoring

Pollinator Monitoring For those who aren't aware, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy runs a citizen science monitoring project. Citizen science is when any person of any age collects data that can then be used for research. This is important because there simply will never be enough scientists to gather data from all over the world. [...]

June 19th, 2018|The Pollinator Pages|

Pollinator Activities for Kids

Pollinator Activities for Kids   It’s never too early to start educating the next generation about pollinators. Here at the Land Conservancy, we like to go out and host activities that are fun for kids, while also talk about the important role pollinators play in our landscape. Planning these types of activities can be great because it [...]

June 19th, 2018|The Pollinator Pages|

Global Pollinator Decline

Global Pollinator Decline Pollination occurs when pollen is transferred from the male anther of a plant to the female stigma. Wind and water can do this, however animals also play a big role. The animals that perform this crucial ecological function are called pollinators. While this makes many people think of honey bees, pollinators include many [...]

June 19th, 2018|The Pollinator Pages|