LGLC’s Next Gen Committee Hosting Benefit at Wiawaka Uplands for Summer Solstice

Lake George, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) Next Gen Committee invites all community members to join together on Wednesday, June 21, at 6 pm, to celebrate the start of summer on the longest day of the year.

The summer solstice benefit event will be held lakeside at the Wiawaka Center for Women in Lake George, with whom the LGLC is partnering to protect 47 acres of forested uplands.

The event will include a barbecue, refreshments, raffle, scavenger hunt, and more. The night will close with a concert into the sunset by local female artist Margo Macero.

Opening remarks from AdkAction Executive Director Sawyer Bailey will highlight the importance of land conservation for our communities. Ms. Bailey will share her perspective as a female at the crossroads of activism, community development, and the importance of outdoor recreation for our economies.

The event is free, however there is a suggested donation of $15 to support the NextGen Committee’s efforts to raise money to protect the Wiawaka Uplands. Registration is required. Visit lglc.org/event/wiawaka-summer-solstice for more information and to register.

Located in the Town of Lake George, Wiawaka is a non-profit organization and the longest continually operating women’s retreat center in the country. The center was founded in 1903 as a destination for women working in the factories of Troy, NY, to escape the city and enjoy an affordable vacation. Today, Wiawaka continues to offer affordable accommodations and weekly programming, retreats, and evening lectures from mid-June to early September.

The LGLC’s partnership with Wiawaka will conserve 47 acres of upland forest with a conservation easement. Under this conservation easement, the land will continue to be privately owned by Wiawaka, and the LGLC will ensure the land’s permanent protection and assist with its stewardship.

The LGLC’s NextGen Committee is a group of young professional volunteers who are passionate and committed to promoting land conservation through community events. Please email gcasella@lglc.org for more information or ways to get involved.


Sawyer Bailey is the executive director for AdkAction, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and advocacy group dedicated to creating projects that address unmet needs of the Adirondacks at the crossroads of community vitality and preserving the natural and unique character of the Adirondacks. Bailey has an extensive background in land conservation, local food systems and access in rural communities, environmental justice, and community engagement, and will discuss her experience as a female in this role as well as the importance of her work for our community.

Margo Macero is a performing artist hailing from New York. She has been studying instrumentation since the age of seven and has been an active performing artist since the age of twelve. She is an original songwriter, and her music has rock and country influence, As the hailing niece of Teo Macero, a revolutionary producer for Columbia Records, she carries the music in her blood.