Clark Hollow Bay

Thanks to our amazing supporters, we have completed the Clark Hollow Bay Project!

In June of 2021 the LGLC’s Board of Directors boldly committed to the largest financial commitment in our history: a $5 million project to acquire and permanently protect 60 acres of forest and 1/2-mile of shoreline at Clark Hollow Bay, an integral part of the Northeastern Shoreline Initiative (see below). Just over one year later, thanks to our amazing supporters, we have purchased the 60-acre Clark Hollow Bay property and completed our fundraising for this project that will forever protect the water quality, natural habitat and scenic views of Lake George.

With hundreds of gifts and pledges made towards Clark Hollow Bay, including the Beaty Family Challenge (see below), we have raised funds necessary to match the NYS Water Quality grant awarded to this project last December. Thank you to all who contributed!

Our sincere gratitude goes to the following volunteers on the Clark Hollow Bay Fundraising Committee: Jeff Brozyna (Chair), Sheryl Arenholtz, Ed Becker DVM, Michael Barrett, Paul Bell, Elizabeth Guest, Judy Larter, Paul Lawler, Virginia Rowan Smith, Robert Von Werne, Ruth Walters, and Ike Wolgin.

Beaty Family Challenge

In June 2022, the Beaty Family presented a matching challenge of $325,000 towards the Clark Hollow Bay project. Their generous challenge provided a huge incentive for others to donate and enabled the LGLC to complete the $5 million project in record time!

The Challenge was 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.

We are incredibly grateful to the Beaty Family, and the many donors who contributed to the Clark Hollow Bay project! We will continue to direct any donations received for this project towards the Initiative and other efforts in the north basin.

Read the original press release about this Challenge, here.

Northeastern Shoreline Initiative

Between 1990 and 1998, the LGLC worked with partners to protect a total of 1,014 acres of land and 2.6 miles of Lake George’s northeastern shoreline­ made possible thanks to the generosity of the Rowan family and many other families and individual conservation heroes. With the conservation of the Clark Hollow Bay property, the Northeastern Shoreline Initiative is now complete!

The Clark Hollow Bay project has permanently protected 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.

Its protection also fills a gap in the Northeastern Shoreline Initiative region started in the 1990’s, creating a continuous stretch of more than three miles of protected Lake shoreline and 1,075 acres of land critical to the health and quality of Lake George.

The contiguous block of forested land also provides greater support of a wide range of wildlife, including the timber rattlesnake, which is legally protected as a threatened species in New York State.