October 20, 2022
Approximately 200 elected officials, municipal highway crew members, business owners, scientists and not-for-profit leaders gathered in Lake George and online on Thursday, Oct. 13, for the LGA’s Seventh Annual Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit. The day-long event provided presentations and demonstrations on keeping winter roads, driveways and parking areas safe while reducing the cost and environmental consequences of road salt use.
Serving as keynote speaker for this year’s Summit was Marc Yaggi, chief executive officer of the international Waterkeeper Alliance and one of the world’s foremost authorities on clean water. Speaking less than a week before the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Mr. Yaggi told the Lake George Initiative partners, “The work you do is really inspiring and amazing,” and a great example of “what happens when parties work together on science-based solutions.”
The LGA is the architect of the highly successful Lake George Road Salt Reduction Initiative, through which it partners with Warren County and the towns of Lake George and Hague to significantly and safely reduce road salt application in the Lake George basin and reduce the municipalities’ road salt costs.