November 12, 2014 Land and Water Conservation Celebration
More than 190 guests attended this year’s Land and Water Conservation Celebration at the Sagamore’s Shelving Rock Terrace on August 8th. The night was a great success as a fundraiser and we enjoyed a fun evening with all who attended. We would like to extend our thanks to all of our guests, volunteers, events committee members and others who supported this event through sponsorships, monetary con- tributions, and donations of auction and raffle items and services.
This year’s Celebration was another record-breaking year, raising a net total of over $150,000 for projects involving land conservation. That’s about 40% more than last year’s Celebration! Our Fund-A-Need was the greatest success, demonstrating the gracious nature of our members. Through this tool we raised $95,550, most of which will go towards an essential land acquisition to gain access to Anthony’s Nose and expand the wildlife refuge in Putnam.
In addition to being a fund raiser, the Celebration is our time and place to honored individuals
who have made significant contributions to the future of Lake George. The 2014 Henry M. Rowan Conservation Award was presented to Helen V. Froehlich and the Froehlich Foundation for their signifi- cant support of numerous environmental projects around Lake George and their direct support of LGLC. Nancy Kimball and Rebecca Smith were inducted as the newest members of LGLC’s Apperson Society.