More Than 70 Tons of Invasive Plant Already Removed From Lake George

2020 totals nearly double what’s been removed in previous years More than 145,000 pounds of invasive Eurasian watermilfoil has been removed from Lake George from June through the middle of September, almost as much as the two previous years combined, thanks to the efficiency of the suction harvesting process and four crews of divers working….
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Collaborative LGA Project Redirects, Diffuses Dangers Of Polluted Stormwater

Direct, actual protection of Lake George’s water quality means many different things, including creating new ponds to capture and clean polluted stormwater. All done with the approval and assistance of New York State. On a small, steep spit of land between the Northway, the Exit 22 southbound offramp, and the bridge leading to Route 9,…
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More Porous Concrete in Lake George Keeps More Polluted Stormwater Out

Polluted stormwater is the largest threat to Lake George’s water quality, and the main reason for slight water quality changes in recent decades. One way to stop that decline is to capture polluted stormwater throughout the Lake George watershed before it reaches the Lake, and infiltrate it into the ground to be naturally cleaned. Doing…
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LGA Stream Monitoring Program Boosted By $7,214 LCBP Grant

Program Teaches How Actions Affect Lake George Environment At least 75 educational programs set for spring and summer to teach about the importance of stream health to Lake George are the beneficiary of a $7,214 grant to the Lake George Association from the Lake Champlain Basin Program. The hands-on steam monitoring program uses captured macroinvertebrates…
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Invasive Spread Prevention Grant Helps LGA Protect Lake’s Water Quality

Recognizing that education and outreach are important parts of the job to stem the spread of invasive species, the Lake George Association applied for and has been granted $5,797 by the Lake Champlain Basin Program to hire a summer staff member to expand community and individual awareness of the dangers posed by invasives. “Considering the…
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Stopping Polluted Stormwater In Its Tracks Thanks to $13,000 Grant

A long-term problem for Lake George is getting a solution, thanks to partnership between the LGA and the Town of Lake George and a $13,000 grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program. When installed, the solution being supported by the grant will prevent more than half a million gallons of polluted stormwater from getting into…
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Water Sampling Program To Expand Thanks To Donation from IP Foundation

Thanks to a $2,668 grant from the International Paper Foundation, the Lake George Association will be able to expand our water sampling program to one more location in 2020. “The donation from the International Paper Foundation will help us continue our work monitoring the water quality of Lake George,” said Kristen Wilde, the LGA’s Director…
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Lake George Village Receiving $9.4 Million from New York for Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement

“On behalf of the 2,000+ members of the Lake George Association, we want to thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State for providing more than $9 million in funding for the Lake George Waste Water Treatment Plant,” said Walt Lender, Executive Director of the Lake George Association. “Congratulations to Mayor Blais for the award…
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Fall Lake Protection Work Continues With Northway Project, Porous Concrete

As the summer winds down into the calmer season of fall, Lake George Association Project Manager Randy Rath speeds toward completion of projects to protect Lake George from stormwater, the biggest threat to water quality decline. “Two of the bigger projects we are completing this fall capture stormwater and the nutrients and pollutants that it…
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Research Study Results: Caffeine in LG Means We All Have More Protection Work To Do

By Walt Lender, LGA Executive Director The Lake George Association was pleased to participate in a water quality research study with Syracuse University, the Upstate Freshwater Institute and the New York State Federation of Lake Associations that gave us a glimpse of what Contaminants of Emerging Concern are in Lake George’s water. The reports from…
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