Conservation Minute

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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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

June 2018 Conservation Minute

LPLC Receives $26,000 Grant for Public Access Improvements at Three Sisters Preserve in Wilmington Summer is fast approaching, Lake Placid Land Conservancy is continuing its conservation efforts, and you can take advantage of both! The Conservancy received a $26,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust Alliance [...]

June 4th, 2018|Conservation Minute|