Contest Of Student Artwork Focuses on Lake Protection Message
The Lake George Association is inviting all students to send us their original artwork for this year’s Lake George Bookmark Contest.
“We love seeing the creativity and artistic abilities of the students,” said Kristen Wilde, the LGA’s Director of Education. “And we love how seriously they take designing to each year’s theme.”
This year, the thirteenth annual contest, the theme is “Only Rain Down the Storm Drain” to help protect Lake George’s water quality.
“Polluted stormwater – water from storms that capture nutrients, soil and debris – is one of the biggest threats to Lake George water quality. Water that flows into storm drains all around the Lake flows directly in Lake George without treatment,” said Kristen.
“Because of that system, anything other than rainwater entering storm drains has the potential to harm the Lake’s water quality. So, with this contest we are encouraging students to focus on ways to prevent stormwater pollution and protect the Lake,” Kristen said.
Entries are now being accepted from all students attending public, private, or home schools located within the Lake George watershed. “There are a lot of students who can participate, including from the towns of Lake George, Bolton, Hague, Ticonderoga, Putnam, Dresden, Fort Ann, Queensbury, Horicon, Lake Luzerne, Warrensburg, and the Village of Lake George,” said Emily Boucher, the LGA’s Environmental Educator.
Each year, the winning entry is printed on a bookmark along with the student’s name and school.
The bookmarks are professionally printed and widely distributed to area schools, libraries, and other locations.
The student is also recognized at a ceremony at the home school.
The entry form can be found at: https://www.lakegeorgeassociation.org/educate/education-programs/lake-george-bookmark-contest/
To be considered, entries need to be received at the LGA office by April 26, 2021.
You can learn more about stormwater threats to Lake George by searching “polluted stormwater” on our website.
For more information, please call (518) 668-3558 or see the information on our website at http://www.LakeGeorgeAssociation.org
The Lake George Association is the oldest and most experienced lake protection organization in the country, whose 2,000+ members support water quality protection, water quality monitoring, education, invasive species protection, and lake-friendly living programs that benefit the watershed from Lake George Village to Ticonderoga.
All the money raised by the Lake George Association goes to projects and programs that benefit the Lake and the watershed, protecting Lake George water quality now and in the future.