LGA Event Calendar

Every year the Lake George Association offers great water ecology adventures, educational events, and fun family outings. The calendar below includes events that the LGA is putting on as well as events where LGA staff will be present.

Reservations are required for many of our events. Registrations are required so that we can contact you in case of event cancellations or for additional information. Some events will be cancelled if a minimum registration number is not met.

For Public Floating Classroom dates and reservations, visit our reservation page here.

Keep checking back as we will continue to update with more information and additional events for 2015.

2015 Events

Date and Time
Event
Location
Notes

May 6

11:30am- 2:30pm

Efficiency in Winter Road Maintenance Workshop

 

Fort William Henry Conference Center

 

This workshop is geared towards elected officials and decision makers, both at the local and county level, as well as highway superintendents, to discuss methods of improving winter road maintenance operations to save money and improve water quality.

The workshop is free, however, registration is required by May 1st. Please contact Beth Gilles at bgilles_rpb@verizon.net or 518-668-5773 to confirm your attendance.

June 29

10am-6pm

The Great Plant Trade-In Event

LGA office

 

To Trade In: Dig up any of the following invasive plants from your yard: Burning Bush, Chinese Silver Grass, Japanese Barberry, Winter Creeper, or Yellow Iris.

To Green Up: Bring your invasive plant to the LGA to replace it with a free Lake George loving native plant.

Note: Free native plants are available only for properties within the Lake George watershed. Limit one per property.

 

July 1

10:00am -12:00pm or 12:30pm - 2:30pm

 

Floating Classroom

Shepard's Park, Lake George Village

 

Find out what makes Lake George so special! Learn about Lake George ecology, geologic history, animals, lake protection efforts and more.

Programs every Wednesday in July and August, from 10:00am -12:00pm or 12:30pm - 2:30pm.

Reservations are required and can be made online here.

July 7

11am- 12:30pm

Invasive Species Floating Classroom

 

 

A special Floating Classroom dedicated to the six aquatic invasive species of Lake George.

$15 adults, $9 children. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the LGA at 518-668-3558.

July 10

LGA Summer Gala:
A Masquerade Ball Fit For Our Queen

The Inn at Erlowest
Our annual gala is the event of the season! This year, the theme is A Masquerade Ball Fit For Our Queen. Book early -- the event fills quickly! And remember:
LGA members are given priority seat confirmation! Call the LGA to pay for and reserve seats: (518) 668-3558.

July 12-18

11am- 3pm

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week

Lake George Visitor Center, Corner of Canada Street and Beach Road LGA staff and others will have displays and information about invasive species. Come by to learn all about Lake George's six aquatic invasive species.

July 18

8:00am-9:00am

Adirondack Annual Common Loon Census

Anywhere on Lake George

 

Volunteer to count loons on Lake George as part of an annual monitoring program aimed at determining the relative health of the population of this signature Adirondack bird. Learn more here.

July 23

10am-12pm

Creek Critters

Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve

 

Did you know that dragonflies begin their lives in the water? They are one of many bugs that begin their lives in the streams. These insects also tell us the health of the water! Join us to learn what bugs do this! Participants will use nets to catch the bugs living in the water and learn to identify them. Then, using the bugs caught, we will determine the health of the water. It’s cool science on a hot summer day!

Please Note: Drop-off and pick-up will be at the entrance to the nature trail/trail head. Please prepare your child for an afternoon outdoors with appropriate footwear, water bottle, and sunscreen.

For Grades 3-8 (for the 2015-2016 school year)
Fee: Queensbury Resident $10; Non-Resident $20

Reservations must be made with the Queensbury Department of Parks and Recreation.

July 30

10:00am-12:00pm

Wild About Wetlands

 

Rush Pond Trail

 

Wetlands are an important filter for the environment and house many different species of plants and animals. Come explore the wetlands hiding right behind Queensbury School and what wildlife is hiding in them! Discover how wetlands are used as filters for the environment to help clean polluted water and how important they are to plants, animals, and us!

For Grades 3-8 (for the 2015-2016 school year)
Fee: Queensbury Resident $10; Non-Resident $20

Reservations must be made with the Queensbury Department of Parks and Recreation.

July 31
10am-12:30

 

Lake George WAVE Volunteer Training

 

Lake George Association office & Lake George Recreation Center

Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE) is a citizen-based water quality assessment developed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Come learn how to collect biological data for assessment of water quality on wadeable streams in the Lake George watershed.

Once trained you will be responsible for sampling at least one stream location in the Lake George watershed before September 30th.

Please contact Educator Jill Trunko to sign up to attend the training. We will send out additional information to participants prior to the event.

 

August 6

11am-12:30pm

Aquatic Life Floating Classroom

 

 

This special Floating Classroom is dedicated to all the life of Lake George from the tiny microscopic plankton to the large mammals.

$15 adults, $9 children. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the LGA at 518-668-3558.

August 7
9:00am-2:00pm

Kid's Day at the Bolton Landing Farmer's Market

 

Goodman Ave, Bolton Landing

 

Come visit us in Bolton Landing! LGA staff will be conducting hands-on activities for the kids related to water quality.

August 21

LGA's Annual Meeting

 

Lake George Club

 

Come learn about all the great projects and programs we have completed and are working on to protect, conserve, and improve the beauty and quality of the Lake George Basin.

August 25

10:00am-12:00pm

Wild About Wetlands

Hovey Pond Park

 

Wetlands are an important filter for the environment and house many different species of plants and animals. Come explore the wetlands hiding right behind Queensbury School and what wildlife is hiding in them! Discover how wetlands are used as filters for the environment to help clean polluted water and how important they are to plants, animals, and us!

For Grades 3-8 (for the 2015-2016 school year)
Fee: Queensbury Resident $10; Non-Resident $20

Reservations must be made with the Queensbury Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

 

 

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