October 4, 2023
LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George Association has appointed Lindsey Kenna as its Education for Action Manager, overseeing education programs for children and adults that advance stewardship of Lake George. Previously she served as an educator for the LGA from 2017 to 2020.
In this role, Lindsey will promote and activate Lake protection through education for adults and youth that foster environmental conservation, including The Floating Classroom and Salmon in the Classroom programs.
She will also engage volunteers in vital Community Science initiatives, such as Stream Monitoring, Invasive Species Awareness Week, Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring Weekend, AlgaeWatch, and NY State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Water Assessments by Volunteers Evaluators.
"We are thrilled to have Lindsey join us," said Monika LaPlante, LGA Managing Program Director. "Her extensive experience and passion for environmental education made her the obvious choice to lead our growing educational initiatives. Lindsey's commitment to building a deep connection between the community and the Lake aligns perfectly with our mission, and we look forward to the positive impact she can bring to our organization."
As part of Lindsey’s previous work with the LGA, she constructed the LGA’s Outdoor Classroom, located in the Lake George Recreational Center, in three weeks. “We had grant money for the materials, so my dad and a few friends and I built and installed benches,” Lindsey said. “And it’s still being used!”
It was this kind of professional fulfillment that prompted Lindsey to return to environmental advocacy work, putting her real estate career on the back burner. “There’s a lot of opportunity to make a difference,” she said. “With the LGA putting an emphasis on the science as well as the protection of Lake George, there’s greater potential for new programs and building on the ones we have.”
Lindsey received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Lasell University in 2012 and an M.S. in Natural Resources, Professional Science Masters, in 2014 from SUNY Plattsburgh. She resides in her hometown of Lake Luzerne.