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Beaty Family Offers $325,000 Matching Challenge to Protect Clark Hollow Bay

Bolton Landing, NY — The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is excited to announce a new matching challenge of $325,000 in support of its Clark Hollow Bay project, presented by the Beaty Family. The generous challenge will enable the LGLC to make huge strides towards completing the $5 million project, which is expected to close in June.

James Beaty

James (Jim) Beaty

The Beaty Family Challenge is being gifted in memory of James (Jim) Beaty by his two brothers, wife, son and a cousin. The Beatys’ love of Lake George’s pristine beauty began generations ago when Jim’s grandfather, Dr. Albert Corscaden, bought a piece of land in Hague and built a house there in 1914. The family has supported the LGLC and its efforts to preserve Lake George since its inception in 1988.

In 2011 the family underwrote the installation of an entry gate to Peggy’s Point in Hague in memory of their mother, Julia Beaty. The Challenge now offered in memory of Jim Beaty is another testament to their family’s dedication to the Lake and investment in its future.

Once completed, the Clark Hollow Bay project will permanently protect 60 acres in Putnam with 2,530 feet of shoreline and 1,300 feet of streams that feed Lake George, protecting water quality by buffering the lake from its uplands.

This adds to past efforts by the LGLC and partners that protected 1,014 acres of land and 2.6 miles of Lake George’s northeastern shoreline in the 1990’s. The Clark Hollow Bay property fills a gap, creating a continuous stretch of more than three miles of protected Lake shoreline. The contiguous block of forested land will also provide greater support of a wide range of wildlife, including the timber rattlesnake, which is legally protected as a threatened species in New York State.

LGLC Executive Director Michael Horn said, “We are proud to partner with the Beaty family in honoring Jim Beaty through the lasting impact of permanent land protection. Meeting the incredibly generous Beaty Family Challenge will complete our fundraising for the Clark Hollow Bay project, a perfect example of protecting land that protects the Lake.”

To be included in the Beaty Family Challenge, donations may be made in the form of pledges, cash, or through gifts of stock, IRA, or Donor Advised Funds at any time online at Questions and comments may be directed to Helen Barton Benedict, LGLC’s development manager, at 518-644-9673 or