"Protecting Our Water. Educating for the Future."
The Lake George Association protects Lake George water and is focused solely on the Lake George watershed.
And that's what makes us unique.
The watershed, of course, is the entire land area (233 square miles) around the Lake where water can flow downhill into the Lake.
We are the guardians of the Lake -- a mission that we have taken seriously for more than a century. In the last ten years, the LGA has invested nearly $8 million in projects to keep Lake George clean.
Other ways the Lake George Association's work makes us unique:
- Our agenda is driven by our experience and our members, and we are supported by thousands of members locally and nationwide;
- We focus on projects that will protect the Lake water quality now and will protect Lake water quality in the future;
- We partner with anyone who needs help: Homeowners and associations, municipalities, businesses, anglers, upland residents, boaters, non-profits ... ;
- With 131 years of experience protecting Lake George, we understand that every project we do now can change the Lake’s future;
- Our balanced approach to development, what we call “Lake-Friendly Living;”
- We work to teach our children well — so that students understand how important it is to make Lake-Friendly decisions, realizing that everything they do offers a chance to protect the Lake they will inherit from us.
LGA members are year-round and seasonal residents, members of the business community and local governments, homeowner associations, anglers, boaters, and visitors who enjoy outdoor recreation in the region.
Our official Mission Statement is: "Working Together to Protect, Conserve and Improve the Beauty and Quality of the Lake George Basin."
Lake George is a unique resource, one that we are proud to have protected for more than a century. The lake's watershed provides unparalleled residential, economic, recreational and environmental opportunities. Its beauty and water quality are major draws for the regional and Adirondack tourism economies, bringing millions of dollars into the area each year.
LGA staff and board members know that our work to protect Lake George is critical for its survival. Our work also reflects the love our members feel for Lake George – and reflects the knowledge that for many families, Lake George is where they feel most at home no matter what their permanent address is.
Click here to see our by-laws.