Protecting Lake George From Land Is Everyone's Job

Shoreline buffers, like the one pictured, are great lake-friendly living ideas to help protect Lake George water.
A buffer of native plants along the shoreline will stop stormwater from flowing into the Lake, which will stop pollutants and nutrients and other debris from causing problems with Lake George water quality.

Lake-Friendly Living isn’t just for those who live on the shores of Lake George.

Stormwater flows into the Lake from the hillsides all around it — and can carry soil, nutrients, salt, pollution and other items that are detrimental to the Lake’s water quality.

Septic systems need to be cleaned and kept properly in order to ensure Lake George stays clean.

Everyone in the watershed makes daily decisions that can affect the Lake — whether to fertilize and what fertilizer to use, cleaning pathways and driveways, using septic systems, building or updating structures.

Let’s be clear: Living lake-friendly isn’t about giving up anything. It is about finding out what works for you and what works to protect the Lake.

From deciding whether or not to fertilize your lawn, how to pave your driveway with permeable pavement, or what new dishwasher to buy, there are many different ways to live lake-friendly. Our goal is to ensure that residents, visitors and businesses understand that your decisions and actions now help to protect the Lake now and for decades to come.

If we can give you ideas for your project or give you more information, please call us at 518-668-3558 or email the Lake George Association at [email protected].

Download the LGA's Homeowner's Guide to Lake-Friendly Living
Click on the image above to download the Lake George Association’s
“Homeowner’s Guide to Lake-Friendly Living.”

Some Lake-Friendly Living topics to explore:
What is the Lake George watershed?
Phosphorus in Lake George
Why stormwater runoff is the biggest threat to Lake George water quality
Learn about Lake George’s famous Class AA-Special water quality
See how Lake George water quality is measured
See our most recent water quality data
Winter Road Salt in Lake George

Landscaping to protect the Lake and the Watershed
Fertilizers & Lawn Care
Landscaping with Natives
Rain Gardens
Shoreline Buffers

Around your Home & Property
Septic Systems
Permeable Pavement
Rain Barrels
Water Conservation

Donations from People Like You help us continue to protect Lake George water. Contribute Now

All the money raised by the Lake George Association stays in the Lake George watershed and is used to protect Lake George projects from Ticonderoga to Lake George Village.
Lake George Association

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