LGA News: Newsletters

Please see "What's New at the Lake George Association" on the Home Page for the most recent LGA newsletters



E-news: January 26, 2015
-LGA Visits Area Schools
-Salmon in the Classroom Begins
-Upcoming Programs
-Schedule LGA staff for your event
-Book a Summer Floating Classroom Program



December Print Newsletter- download PDF
-Norowal Cabin Owners' Association Shoreline Buffer
-We Don't Just Talk the Talk
-Re-vegetating the banks of English Brook
-Invasive Species: Spreading the Word and New Legislation
-Canada Goose Survey
-New Rec Study
-Award Winning Floating Classroom Breaks its own Record Numbers
-Lake Saving Project: Friends Point
-Summer Event Photos
-Many Hands Make Light Work

E-news: November 24, 2014
-Mossy Point Boat Launch Gets Stormwater Retrofits
- Here's what you can do right now to protect Lake George!

-"Water Investigation" Taught at Granville through BOCES Project Enrich
- "Lake Rangers" Continues for a 4th Year
- Floating Classroom Program Has Record Breaking Participation

E-news: September 10, 2014
- Invasive Species in the News

E-news: August 11, 2014
- Canada Geese Survey: Where do Geese Hang Out?

E-news: July 28, 2014
- Be sure to join us at one of these great upcoming events in August!


E-news: July 7, 2014
- It's the First Annual NYS Invasive Species Awareness Week!

E-news: June 23, 2014
- Statewide AIS spread prevention legislation passed in both houses!

E-news: May 27, 2014
-The Great Plant-Trade In Event

E-news: May 22, 2014
-Boat Inspections are now mandatory

E-news: May 13, 2014
- LGA Updates and Upcoming Events

May Print Newsletter - download PDF
- LGA Honored with US EPA's Highest Award!
- Arrive Clean, Drained and Dry
- Frozen Boats Program
- Summer Calendar of Events
- Lake Saving Project Updates: English Brook, Usher Park, Dry Wells in Bolton and Queensbury
- Septic Systems: Care and Maintenance, Upgrading Your Septic, Be Wastewater Wise
- Salt Tolerant Native Plants

- Special Reports: Winter Road Maintenance and Adirondack AIS Prevention Recommendations

E-News: April 30, 2014
EPA Honors LGA as an exceptional New York Environmental Leader

E-News: April 7, 2014
- Get your boat sealed now - Frozen Boats Program
- Carry On, Carry Off

E-News: March 28, 2014
- Stop by and Visit the LGA at the Great Upstate Boat Show
- Join us at Warren County Soil and Water's Conservation Celebration

E-News: March 19, 2014
- Summer Jobs to Protect Lake George from AIS Available
- Get on the Water Faster. Arrive Clean, Drained, and Dry.
- AIS in the News

E-News: March 3, 2014
- LGA Helps celebrate Read Across America Day

E-News: February 20, 2014

- Don't forget to submit a public comment for the proposed regs for DEC boat launches.

- Next week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week!

E-News: January 28, 2014

- LGPC votes to approve new regulations.

- Mandatory boat inspection and decontamination program is set to begin May 15.

E-News: January 23, 2014

- The complete 2013 Lake Steward Program Report is now available.
- With over 7,000 boats inspected this past season - and with 14 pieces of data collected for each boat (ie. what type of boat, where did it come from, launching or retrieving, etc) - that makes almost 100,000 individual pieces of data to be entered and tallied. That is a lot of data!

January PRINT Newsletter - download PDF
- Road Salt and Water Quality
- Safe Driving on Winter Roads
- Salt Tolerant Native Plants
- 2013 Wrap Ups: Membership Events, Education and Outreach, and Floating Classroom
- Partnership with The Hyde Collection
- 2013 Lake George Lake Steward Program

- Lake Saving Project: Foster Brook
- Asian Clam Update - Government Relations

E-Alert: January 8, 2014

New York State has announced proposed AIS transport regulations for all DEC boat launches




E-Alert: December 3, 2013

Lake George Park Commission Approves Revised Draft Regs and GEIS


E-Alert: November 26, 2013

LGPC Approves Final Generic Impact Statement for Mandatory Boat Inspection Program


E-News: November 19, 2013
- Volunteers Needed!
- Annual Reports Ready
- 2014 Calendars for Sale
- Project WILD Teacher Workshop
- Lake Steward Program Results

E-Alert: October 9, 2013
Reminder: Tomorrow- Thurs Oct 10th - Public Hearings for LGPC Proposed Rule for Mandatory Boat Inspections

E-Alert: September 25, 2013
Join Us at the First Annual Festival for the Lake This Weekend: A Good Time for a Good Cause!

E-Alert: September 16, 2013
- Public Comment Period Now Open and Public Hearings Scheduled for LGPC Proposed Mandatory Inspection Program

E-News: August 9, 2013
- The Secret Life of a Lake Book signing event
- LGA's 128th Annual Meeting
- LGA's Native Landscaping

E-Alert: July 31, 2013
New York State's Secretary of State, Cesar Perales, Visits Lake George


E-Alert: July 24, 2013

Lake George Park Commission Votes to Create Mandatory Boat Washing and Inspection Program




E-news: July 2013
Summer Splash Gala
- Floating Classroom Public Programs
- My Summer Place Programming
- WCS's Annual Loon Census- Volunteer Monitoring Event
- Lake Steward Program Update


E-Alert: July 3, 2013

Essex County Enacted Invasive Species Transport Law


June PRINT Newsletter -pdf
- Lake Friendly Living: Even Without April Showers - We Still Got the May Flowers!
-Beach Road Project Update
- Porous Asphalt for Driveways Update
-Summer 2013 Events and Happenings
- Annual Meeting
- LGA Partners with The Hyde Collection for My Summer Place Exhibit

- AIS Update: Asian clam, Lake Stewards, and much more!
- Membership: Welcome New Members
- Education: In Class Programs

E-news: May 2013

- Public Hearing Dates Set for Draft LGPC AIS Prevention Plan
- Senator Schumer Announces New AIS Legislation
- Lake Stewards Already Back Out on Duty
-Asian Clam Mat Removal Work Underway



E-news: April 2013

- LGA Receives National Award for Aquatic Invasive Species Education
- Lake Steward Program Ramping Up For 2013 Season
- Call for Entries for 6th Annual Lake George Bookmark Design Contest
- Spring Clean Up and Lawn Care


March PRINT Newsletter -pdf
- Lake Steward Program
- Asian Clam Update
- In-School Programs
- Lake Rangers
- West Brook Shoreline Remediation Fall 2012
- 2012 Membership Highlights and Looking ahead to 2013
- Salmon in the Classroom

- Welcome New LGA Members
- LGA Receives National Award

E-news: February 2013 -pdf

- 'Lake Defenders' is now available online
- 2012 Lake Steward Program Report
- Floating Classroom Video Available
- Clean, Drain, Dry Video Available




November PRINT Newsletter - pdf

- Construction of West Brook Stormwater Complex Complete
- LGPC Consultants Recommend Mandatory Boat Inspections
- Warren County Provides $270,000 to Keep Up the Fight Against Asian Clam
- LGA Lake Saving Projects at Huletts Landing, Hague and Bolton

- Clean Water Act Turns 40
- Floating Classroom done for the year
- Ask Georgie: Spiny water flea
- LGA joins partners in TREES for TRIBS
- Lake Defenders Video on PBS
- Welcome New LGA members

E-news: October 2012 - pdf

- Mandatory Boat Inspections Urged by Park Commission Consultants
- Asian Clam Fall Treatment Begins
- Warren County Occupancy Tax Committee Recommends $270,000 in Additional Funding for
Asian Clam Fight

- Economic Cost of Doing Nothing on Invasives Could Reach $386 Million
- Major Milestone: Construction of South Parcel West Brook Stormwater Treatment Complex Almost Complete
- Huletts Landing Foster Brook Restoration

Sept PRINT newsletter -pdf
- Spiny Water Flea Invades Lake George
- Lake Steward Update
- Federal Officials Visit LGA

- Park Commission Seeks Boaters' Input
- LGA Gala: Stepping Out with the Queen
- Unique Opportunity to pave YOUR driveway with porous asphalt

- A busy summer on the Floating Classroom
- Ask Georgie: Are native mussels edible?
- Alicia Nichols Joins LGA
- Loon Census results
- New Demo Gardens on LGA property
- 127th Annual Meeting Wrap Up

E-news: September 2012 - pdf

- Spiny water flea update
- Great opportunity to pave YOUR driveway with porous asphalt
- Federal, state officials visit LGA, learn about invasive species
- New directors elected to LGA board

- CVAP Marine Pumpout Program has grant money available
- Highlights from the 127th Annual Meeting
- Alicia Nichols is LGA's new development assistant
- Staff working on new Asian clam sampling effort
- LGA receives $384,000 from Froelich Foundation

E-news: August 2012 - pdf

- Lots of learning at Plant Paddle, Invasive Species Awareness Week
- Summer Gala a great success

- Governor Cuomo Signs New Invasive Bill into Law
- Public Floating Classrooom Trips Continue in August
- Friday, August 17 LGA's 127th ANNUAL Meeting

July PRINT Newsletter

- LGA Bursting with Ideas for Lake-friendly Living
- Hooray! New Statewide Invasive Species Legislation has passed the Senate
- Lake-friendly Living Open House
- Rainbow Beach Association Establishes Rules for Boat Launching

- Lake-Unfriendly: Plants that Invade
- New Demonstration Gardens at Town Hall
- Public Trips on Floating Classroom Begin
- Donations Help Asian Clam Fight
- Ask Georgie: Snapping Turtles
- Congratulations to Lynnaya Preuss - Bookmark Winner
- What is the Helen V. Froehlich Legacy Society?


E-Alert: July 12, 2012

Spiny Waterflea Identified in Champlain Canal, Glens Falls Feeder Canal



E-news - June 19, 2012
- NYS Senate Passes Invasives Species Bill
- FREE Goose Management Program This Saturday
- Public Floating Classroom Trips Begin in July
- Stewards Remove Eight Invasives
- Essex County Committee Approves $2,500 for Asian Clam Fight

- Rainbow Beach Assn. Establishes Own Launch Rules
- Warren County Invasives Law - Signs Go Up to Remind Public
- Summer Splash Gala - Almost Sold Out - Still Time to Donate/Sponsor
- Check out LGA's New Publications, and Videos

E-news - June 6, 2012

- Lake Stewards on duty - $14,950 LCBP grant helped fund the 2012 season
- New concepts for West Brook Environmental Park Children's Adventure Play Area
- West Brook municipalities may share equal ownership three-ways

- Take the CLEAN BOATER Pledge -- its easy to do!
- Lake-friendly Living QUIZ - answers and prize winner
- Summer Splash Gala - great auction items
- Putnam's Black Point Road - Lake-saving project to begin
- LGA's fish stocking tradition continues

May Print Newsletter

- NYS Assembly Passes New Legislation on Invasive Species
- Invaders Watch Citizen Science Program
- 2011 CSLAP Report Released

- West Brook Environmental Park - Latest Design Concepts
- Welcome Back Jill Trunko
- Lake Steward Progam Enters 7th Year
- Asian Clam Update - Boon Bay Focus
- Ask Georgie - Spring-fed Lake Myth
- Back on the Water - The Floating Classroom

E- news - May 14, 2012

- Emerald Ash Borer reaches Dutchess County
- 2011 CSLAP Reports Now Online
- Please VOTE for LGA's Floating Classroom on BoatUS Foundation Teens Afloat Program

- Floating Classroom programs begin May 16 - Join us for new Friday public programs
- Bolton's Boon Bay will be main focus for Asian clam - No-wake Zone may be established
- Summer Splash Gala tickets going fast... only 90 left!

E-Alert -- April 26, 2012

Alert NYS Invasives Bill Passes Assembly


April E-news

- Project Wet Teacher Training
- Check, Drain, Clean & Dry: a must-read for all boaters and anglers
- Boon Bay to be next major focus for Asian clam treatment
- Summer Splash Gala - not too early for reservations
- Three new Friday trips added to the Floating Classroom July schedule

- Dave Wick to lead Lake George Park Commission
- Save these dates: IROW, LGA Open House, Ft. Ti Conference, LGA Annual Meeting
- Don't forget to contact your legislators to support the new NYS invasives bill
- Students in 4th - 7th grade can still enter the Lake George Bookmark Contest

Feb/March PRINT Newsletter

- Beach Road and Porous Asphalt - A Major Lake Saving Project
- LGA's Lake Stewards Report Released
- Welcome New Members (and those who have come back)



- Lake George Association in the Schools
- Ask Georgie - Is it oil pollution?
- Update from the Asian Clam Rapid Response Task Force
- Mark Your Calendars



March E news

- 2011 Lake Stewards Report released
- Reminder: new 2012 Lawn Fertilizer Law now in effect
- More details on the phenomenal Beach Road reconstruction project


- LGA in the classroom
- Asian clam update
- Hold these dates
- Curious about something you've seen on the Lake?  Ask Georgie

Beach Road Lake George

Jan 27 E News Alert - Beach Road to Get Porous Pavement

Beach Road at the south end of the Lake is about to become even more famous.  It's about to become the first heavily traveled roadway in New York State (and one of the only roads in all of the Northeast) to be paved with porous asphalt.

This exciting technology allows stormwater to drain right through it and be filtered naturally by the earth below. The silt, salt and pollutants the stormwater carries will be filtered out naturally and will not go into the Lake. Read complete e-alert here.




Nov/Dec PRINT Newsletter

  • Lake saving projects at English Brook
  • Lake-friendly LIving inspiration from the Diers and Jacksons
  • Another terrrific season (for fishing) on the Queen of American Lakes
  • LGA works with Lake George Elementary School's Lake Rangers
  • Glens Falls National Bank Donates $20 K to LGA for West Brook project
  • Septic cleanout program a success
  • Gift memberships to LGA available


December E-news
Lake George Past, Present and Yet To Be


  • West Brook Conservation Initiative... more
  • Indian Brook: new enhanced wetlands... more
  • English Brook: ... more
  • Onsite Septic Improvement Program... more
  • Salmon in the Classroom... more
  • Warren County's New Invasive Species Transport Law... more
  • Queensbury's New Fertilizer Law... more



YET TO BE - our dreams for the future:

  • The Floating Classroom ... more
  • A new Clean Boating Program... more
  • An expanded LGA Lake Stewards program... more
  • A NYS law banning the transport and sale of invasive species... more
  • The continuation of the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program... more
  • New lake-friendly living landscape projects underway ... more
  • Forward progress on LGA lake-saving projects


November E-news


October E-news

Sept / Oct PRINT Newsletter
- Geothermal - You can do it too!
- Asian clam receives additional funding
- Summer Splash Photo Gallery & Sponsors
- West Brook Concept "G" Approved by Warren County Supervisors
- LGA Lake Saving Projects - Stream work more important than ever after Irene


- LGA 126th Annual Meeting & Photo Gallery
- LGA Appoints New Directors
- Lake Stewards Report August Results
- LGA Welcomes Fall Intern Alex Pezzuoli
- CSLAP Volunteers Julie & Irwin Work Early on a Sunday Morning
- LGA New Members
-LGA's new Aqua-Swirl hydrodynamic separator at English Brook

Sept E-news

August E-news
  • Additional Asian clam infestations discovered at Norowal Marina, Treasure Cove. Lake-wide survey underway.
  • See YNN story on Lake George Stewards program 
  • Still not too late for a half-price septic pumpout

July E-news

June E-news

June / July PRINT Newsletter
- LGA's Powerful Partnership with Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District
- Stewards Expand to Dunham's Bay
- LGA Lake-friendly Living Open House
- Beautiful New Pavers
- Park Commission on Floating Classroom

- New Onsite Septic Clean-out Program
- Clean Boating Program Receives Grant
- Yellow Iris - a "botantical bully" on Lake George
- Kenzie Tennent Wins Bookmark Contest
- The LGA Welcomes New Members
- Asian Clam Eradication Project Continues


Late May E-news


May E-news

April / May PRINT Newsletter
- Asian Clam Eradication Effort Begins
- Simple Ways to Save the Lake this Spring
- Creative Ways to Give
(Milford D. Lester IROW Rowing Race & Inn on the Hill)
- West Brook Environmental Park's Exciting New Partners


- Baitfish Regulations - LGA Submits a Comment Letter to the DEC
- Felt sole waders banned in VT, MD
- CSLAP Lake Quality Report for 2010 released
- LGA's new website
- Rain Garden poster available

Jan / Feb PRINT Newsletter
- Salmon in the Classroom
- Permeable Pavement
- Think Spring! Ideas for Lake-friendly Landscaping
- Yulmans Extend a Buffer
- Kearneys Install Permeable Pavers

- Native Plants... a great choice for home landscaping
- Ice Safety Reminders
- Two Studies on Economic Impact of Water Quality
- LGA Receives Three LCBP Grants
- Bill Dutcher: An Obligation to Protect
- A Creative Way to Give: Water and Beth Peterson


Nov / Dec
- Ashby's New Buffer: Beautiful and Best
- Welss/Halbach All Native Buffer
- Mike & Kathy Dier: An Inspired Legacy
- Floating Classroom: Best Year Ever

- Island Trash: A Lake Friendly Solution
- $53,000 Stormwater Project Complete at Lake George Highway Department
- 2010 Lake Stewards Report
- Another Successful Peat Septic System on Oahu Island

Sept / Oct
- New Invader: Asian Clam
- Emerald Ash Borer Update
- Wall Lettuce: new invasive plant
- New Phosphorus Laws in NYS & Lake George
- Geese & Cormorants: Battling these Problem Birds

- Shepard Park Native Plant Gardens
- New Development Assistant Lorie Gollhofer
- Thank you to Gala Supporters
- 125th Anniversary Gala
- 125th Annual Meeting
- West Brook New Sectional Drawings
- Tom & Dusty Putnam: Peat Septic & Permeable Pavers
- Trees: Key Ingredients in Protecting Lake George
- Project to Study Putnam Stormwater

- Putnam Students Enjoy First Floating Classroom Experience
- Glens Falls Students Monitor Streams
- LGA Stewards on Duty Again, Jill Trunko Summer Intern
April / May
- Landlocked Salmon
- Vertical Seawalls
- Tips for Shoreline Stabilization
- LGA Safe Boating Courses

- $900,000 in Environmental Protection Fund Grants Closed Out
- Summer Events Schedule
- New Communications Coordinator, Lynne Rosenthal
- Ice Safety and ice Eater Tips
- English Brook Watershed Update
- Goose Management on Lake Georg
- West Brook Conservation Initiative Update

- Best CSLAP Secchi Disk Reading for 2009
- Effects of Fireworks on Lake George Water Quality
- Do You Know Where Your Septic System Is?



September -- Floating Classroom, Lake Stewards, Summer Events Review, Citizen Science, West Brook Project, New LGA Educator

May -- Government Work and Legislative Issues, Summer Outreach Schedule, Stream Corridor Protection

February -- Carry On, Carry Off; Floating Classroom, Ice Eaters, Program Updates



Nov / Dec -- Lake Friendly Landscaping, President's Letter, Bixby Beach Road Project, Education & Outreach updates, Lake-a-palooza)

Early Fall -- Grant awards, President's Letter, New officers/directors, Program updates (deltas, loon/turtle monitoring), Save the Date (golf tournament)

May/June -- West Brook closing, Outreach Schedule, Volunteering, Save the Date

Winter -- "Carry On, Carry Off" campaign, Ice Eaters, J. Buckley Bryan, Jr. profile, Fall Education Report, LGA on the Web






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