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Happy Holidays!
LAKE GEORGE: Past, Present and Yet to Be...

LGA-logoDear Members and Friends,
In August of 1885, 16 civic-minded fishermen who loved Lake George banded together to form our nation’s very first lake conservation organization, the Lake George Association. Their goal? Give back to the lake what it was giving to them. Their spirit lives on in today's LGA members -- thank you for your continuing support.
In the tradition of George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life, and Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the end of the year is a great time to reflect upon where we have been, where we are, and what we all hope for the future of Lake George.

Upright Water bottleLake George - The PAST YEAR
  • West Brook Conservation Initiative: Gaslight Village demolition, construction of stormwater treatment complex, design concepts for the new park... more
  • Indian Brook: new enhanced wetlands... more
  • English Brook: new sediment pond & an Aqua-Swirl stormwater separator... more
  • 88,000 Gallons of wastewater: Onsite Septic Improvement Program... more
  • Salmon in the Classroom: in Ticonderoga and Whitehall... more
  • Warren County's New Invasive Species Transport Law... more
  • Queensbury's New Fertilizer Law... more
Lake George - The PRESENT
  • LGA's new website - 90 pages of lake protection info, updated regularly... more
  • Current happenings on LGA's new lake-friendly living blog and Facebook page
  • $700,000 & the Asian Clam... right now a part of our lives every day... more
  • 550 Billion Gallons of Clean Water... continue to be protected every day by the LGA and its partners.
Lake George YET TO BE - our dreams for the future:
  • The Floating Classroom producing our nation's future lake stewards... more
  • A new Clean Boating Program for 2012... more
  • An expanded LGA Lake Stewards program, and fewer invasive species in the watershed... more
  • A NYS law banning the transport and sale of invasive species... more
  • The continuation of the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program... more
  • The successful eradication of the Asian clam in Lake George.
  • New lake-friendly living landscape projects underway around Lake George... more
  • Forward progress on LGA lake-saving projects, including the shoreline restoration project at Finkle Brook in partnership with the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District.
Our final holiday wish is that even more people will choose to protect Lake George today and for future generations, by becoming members of the LGA, supporting our annual gala event, making a special gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one, by giving to our Second Century endowment, and by choosing to leave a legacy gift for Lake George and joining other visionaries in our Helen V. Froehlich Legacy Society.

'Tis also the season to be grateful... and we are... for ALL of our many wonderful partners in protecting our beautiful lake, including (but not at all limited to):

- Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
- Adirondack Resource Conservation and Development Council
- Boat US Foundation
- Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York
- Darrin Fresh Water Institute
- Helen V. Froehlich Foundation
- International Paper Foundation
- Lake George Watershed Coalition
- Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board
- Lake Champlain Basin Program
- Lake George Land Conservancy
- Lake George Park Commission
- The Fund for Lake George
- NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, NYS Dept. of State, NYS Dept. of Transportation
- Southern Adirondack Audubon Society
- Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District
- The towns, highway departments, and schools of Ticonderoga, Bolton, Hague, Lake George, Queensbury, Dresden and Putnam, the village of Lake George, and the counties of Warren, Washington and Essex.

This holiday season, GIVE your friends & family the GIFT that GIVES to the LAKE:
  a gift membership to the LGA.

Lake George Association
PO Box 408, Lake George, NY 12845
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Lake George, New York 12845-0408

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