by Mirror Staff, Published on August 10, 2011 Lake George Mirror

Dome Island is that rarest of things on Lake George, an undisturbed piece of the original wilderness.  And on August 20, the committee that has worked quietly for more than fifty years to maintain it in a natural state will host a fundraiser to support  its conservation efforts.

“Hip Hop for Rip Rap,” a benefit for the Dome Island Preserve Committee, will be held on August 20 at the Brass Ring in Bolton Landing.

Five acts affiliated with the upstate New York record label Sub-Bombin will perform from 9 pm to midnight. A donation of $5 per person will be collected at the door.

“One hundred percent of the proceeds will be dedicated to rip rapping so that Dome Isand will be protected from erosion,” said Henry Caldwell, the chairman of the Dome Island Preserve Committee.

According to Caldwell, conservation pioneer John Apperson began rip rapping the island in 1917 after a landslide. Apperson purchased the island in 1939 and donated it to the Nature Conservancy in 1956.

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