Campaign Status Board
Garnet Lake Conservation Association Year End Report 2021
2021 has been a banner year for GLCA!
After spending the last several years readying GLCA for grant funding, 2021 can be considered the year of success. This past April, the New York State DEC published their request for grant applications for high hazard dam design work. This necessitated the GLCA Board of Directors to approve the expense of hiring C.T. Male to help GLCA submit our grant application for design recommendations. This was submitted on June 18. On November 2, GLCA received notice that we were awarded our entire ask of $80,000! Due to the foresight of past GLCA leaders along with the annual owner dam assessment payments from residents, our match for the grant of $43,600 is available.
We have been working collaboratively and cooperatively with the Town of Johnsburg Supervisor and Town Board throughout this year. We recently learned that the town plans to contribute $15,000 towards the dam/bridge/road design work. Also, on December 7, GLCA presented the “SAVE THE LAKE” campaign to the Town Board at their monthly meeting. This was met with a very positive response from the Board and attendees.
A GLCA Fundraising Committee was formed and started meeting in August after our annual meeting. Their efforts have exceeded expectations. The “SAVE THE LAKE” campaign went public the beginning of November. Since then there have been 46 donors with a grand total of $638768.33 donated! 100% of the GLCA Board of Directors have given or pledged a donation to the campaign. The Fundraising Committee continues to meet to plan further fundraising activities. Be on the lookout for a “Garnet Lake Garage Sale” and a “Dancing on the Dam” fun evening!
GLCA would like to thank Barbara Wolfe for her early and decisive Diamond Level contribution. This will allow us to qualify now for a possible 2022 construction grant if available.
Our own resident of Garnet Lake, Candace O’Conner, has written a history of Garnet Lake. The book is currently being designed and we hope it will be published in the first quarter of 2022. The GLCA Board of Directors has agreed to supply some financial aid to support this publishing effort.
We welcome you to join the effort to “SAVE THE LAKE”. 100% of your donation will go to the “SAVE THE LAKE” account. Visit our website at garnetlake.org for information, or send a donation to:
Johnsburg, NY 12843
Please consult your own tax consultant for your individual impact for 2021.