We have long been a fan of the work of Anne LaBastille. One of our favorite quotes is the following: “...invite a person to a log cabin in the woods for a weekend. The true personality emerges every time,” from Woodswoman I: Living Alone in the Adirondack Wilderness.
And next week you’ll be able to learn a lot more about this amazing woman and the life she chose to live, when The Schroon Lake Central School National Honor Society presents their Spring Lecture.
Leslie Surprenant, the Executrix of Anne's estate, will present “The Legacy of Anne LaBastille, a biographical tribute to Anne LaBastille: Woodswoman, Ecologist, Author, Friend”.
Anne, originally from Montclair, New Jersey, passed away in 2011. She authored more than a dozen books, including Woodswoman, Beyond Black Bear Lake, Woodswoman III, Woodswoman IIII, Assignment:Wildlife, and Women of the Wilderness. She was a contributing writer to the Sierra Club, and National Geographic as well as many other magazines.
LaBastille became a licensed New York State Guide in the 1970s and offered guide services for backpacking and canoe trips into the Adirondacks. She gave wilderness workshops and lectures for over forty years and served on many conservation organizations in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, including 17 years on the Board of Commissioners of the Adirondack Park Agency.
So save the date: Wednesday, May 13th at 7p.m. at the Schroon Lake Central; School’s auditorium. A suggested donation of $5.00 will goes towards Anne's Foundation.