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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It’s all about expanding Lake George protection

By Walt LenderLG Executive Director The years-long process to update Lake George protection regulations is about to come to fruition. We encourage you to voice your support for these sensible changes that will protect water quality now and in the future. The Lake George Park Commission has worked tirelessly with the state and its sister…
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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 Supports Updated Regulations To Stop Polluted Stormwater In Lake George

“It’s great news that the state has advanced these long-sought-after changes in stormwater management regulations,” said Walt Lender, Lake George Association Executive Director. “They provide better protection to the Lake’s water quality in a way that will not adversely impact the communities around the watershed.” “The evidence that polluted stormwater is a problem has been…
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Peter Menzies, of Bolton, Elected To Lead LGA Board Of Directors As President

Peter Menzies of Bolton Landing and Bedford has been elected the new president of the Lake George Association Board of Directors. “This organization is incredible — we have a 135-year history of protecting this treasure, and we’ve never been stronger, or better positioned, to continue to do impactful work to protect Lake George’s water quality,”…
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Responding To Call For Help, LGA Partners With Putnam To Solve Issue

Polluted stormwater isn’t just a problem in developed areas around the Lake. Recently LGA staff worked with the Town of Putnam’s Highway Superintendent, Gary Treadway, to implement a solution that stems the flow of polluted stormwater and protects the Lake’s water quality. A small grassy swale (designed to capture stormwater) adjacent to the Town of…
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LGA’s 2020 Annual Meeting Will Be Virtual, Set for Friday, June 26

For the first time in its 135-year history, the LGA’s annual meeting will be completely online. The meeting discussing the LGA’s work in 2019 and upcoming work for 2020 is scheduled for June 26. Meeting sign-ins begin at 9:45 a.m., with presentations starting at 10:00 a.m. Sign up to participate in the meeting here: https://www.lakegeorgeassociation.org/annual-meeting During…
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LG Bookmark Contest Open To All Watershed Students

2020 Design Contest Theme is “Stop the Flow of Polluted Stormwater” The Lake George Association is seeking original artwork for the twelfth annual Lake George Bookmark Design Contest. In a change for 2020, entries will be accepted from all students attending public, private, or home schools located within the Lake George watershed. Polluted stormwater is one of…
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2019 Stream Sampling Reveals Continued Clean Source Waters

Multiple streams feeding Lake George continue to be unimpaired, according to the fifth year of sampling by the LGA and citizen scientists as part of a New York State program. “The LGA’s mission is to protect water quality, and part of that mission means monitoring the streams for environmental impacts,” said Kristen Wilde, Director of…
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