June 23, 2018
"Take a Rake" Workshop
6/23 9:00 am - 6/23 11:00 am
Saturday, June 23
9 - 11 a.m.
Speculator Pavilion, Route 30
The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a "Take a Rake" Workshop Saturday June 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Speculator Pavilion, Route 30. Learn how to survey lakes for aquatic invasive plants with a specialized sampling rake, and take one home!
The workshop will be jam packed with a presentation, time to view samples of submerged and floating invasive plants, and a rake toss demonstration. Rake tosses are an effective and easy way to survey lakes for unwanted invaders. Early detection results in rapid response and an opportunity to manage or eliminate invasive species that decrease property value, make fishing and boating unenjoyable, and harm ecosystems.
The District has partnered with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program to offer this great event to our lake association members, shoreline property owners, and concerned conservationists. APIPP’s Erin Vennie-Vollrath will have samples of aquatic invasive plants on hand like Eurasian watermilfoil, water chestnut, and hydrilla to show key identification features. We will then head to the dock on Lake Pleasant where you can practice your rake toss technique and learn how to survey your lakes for alien plants. Additional information is provided on this linked poster.
PO BOX 166, Lake Pleasant NY 12108
Copies of the registration form are also available at our office at 103 County View Drive, Lake Pleasant.
We hope to see you there!
Caitlin Stewart, Conservation Educator
Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District
June 24, 2018
LPSA Spring Brunch / Lunch
6/24 11:30 am - 6/24 2:30 pm
The annual LPSA Spring Brunch Social will be held on Sunday, June 24, at Oak Mountain.
Gather at 11:30; Welcoming meeting at 12:00; Brunch at 12:30; Program to follow.
The speaker will be Jim Stickles, Region 5 Big Game Biologist of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). He will talk about the bear and moose in our area.
The price includes tax and gratuity: $21.50 per adult, $8.00 per child 12 & under, children under 3 are free.
If you have additional questions, call event coordinator Chari Smith at 518-548-5615.
Please mail your reservation and payment check by June 15, payable to LPSA, mailed to LPSA, P.O. Box 383, Wells, NY 12190-0383. Please provide the names of the people covered by your payment.
July 2, 2018
Van Alstine Sculpture Garden Tour
7/2 10:00 am - 7/2 1:00 pm
LPSA has arranged a guided tour with John Van Alstine, gifted sculptor, of his sculpture gardens and studio in Wells on Monday, July 2nd at 10:00 a.m. John’s work was displayed at the Olympics In Beijing.
We can carpool from the Speculator pavilion or meet in Wells. He said there is ample parking on the grounds there. We also hope to see Caroline Ramersdorfer and her works also on display. Both artists are world renowned for their work in stone: he in slate and granite, and she in marble.
Please call Grace Camoin, at 518-548-5226 or cell 850-499-4630, if you are planning to join the tour. Also, there will also be a sign-up sheet at our LPSA luncheon on June 24.
July 11, 2018
Historic Building Tour
7/11 10:00 am - 7/11 1:00 pm
Peggy LaFontaine has organized a tour of a local historic building, on Wednesday, July 11. You can make a reservation by contacting her at 518-548-7751 or 908-813-1442. The tour begins at 10 AM with a lunch included after the tour. The cost is $20, with $10 of that as a donation to the Lake Pleasant – Sacandaga Foundation (LPSF).
Historic building tours that Peggy has organized in the past have always introduced us to interesting facts about historic homes and businesses in our area.
July 24, 2018
Scenic Cruise on Fulton Chain of Lakes - Old Forge
7/24 10:30 am - 7/24 1:00 pm
LPSA has organized a scenic boat tour on the Fulton Chain of Lakes, departing from Old Forge, on Tuesday, July 24 (or Wednesday, July 25 as a rain date). We need to be there by 10:30 am. The boat departs at 11:00 am for a two-hour cruise on the scenic chain of lakes.
Price: $24/person ~ Sign up at the LPSA luncheon on June 24.
If you are unable to attend the luncheon, but are interested in the boat tour, email Laura Hultmark at LJHult41@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name and phone number.
Laura plans to also check out some restaurants that can handle a group, as an optional extra activity after the cruise.
August 19, 2018
LPSA Summer Picnic
8/19 12:00 pm - 8/19 3:00 pm
LPSA Summer Picnic - at noon, at Oak Mountain Lodge
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