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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 Placid area. Ms.Crowningshield joined LPLC in 2016 as the Outreach Coordinator, where she has increased the organization’s footprint in the community through collaborative partnerships and development of a successful citizen science monitoring program.

LPLC’s Board of Directors stated they were happy to promote Kerry to the position due to her outstanding work for the Conservancy and her personal aspirations to meaningfully contribute to LPLC’s overall conservation objectives going forward.

Kerry is looking forward to her new role. “Growing up in the area gives me a unique understanding of the communities LPLC serves and their relationship to the Adirondacks. I choose to live and work here because I developed a connection to the lakes, rivers, and forests as a child, and want to ensure future generations and visitors have this same opportunity.”

Kerry earned her B.S. from Cornell University, her A.A.S. from Paul Smith’s College, and her Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. She resides in Port Kent and has years of experience serving Adirondack communities. She previously worked for the Lake Champlain Basin Program educating the public on water quality issues throughout the Lake Champlain Watershed. She spends much of her free time with her family enjoying the wonderful resources the Park has to offer.