We have uploaded the 2018 report detailing the work performed in Lake George to remove Eurasian watermilfoil.
The LGA invested $100,000 from our members toward this program in 2018.
The Lake George Association is pleased to partner with the Lake George Park Commission and the Fund for Lake George to work to tackle one of the invasive scourges of Lake George.
“Eurasian Watermilfoil has been a nuisance for decades, it grows prolifically and spreads easily and quickly,” said Walt Lender, Executive Director of the Lake George Association. “In the last few years we have come together collaboratively with our partners in an effort to rid the Lake of this invasive species by investing hundreds of thousands of dollars, which translates to thousands of hours of manual labor.”
For more information in milfoil in Lake George, visit this page on our website: https://www.lakegeorgeassociation.org/educate/science/lake-george-invasive-species/eurasian-milfoil/
The recent report completed for the partners by AE Commercial Diving Services of Manchester Center, VT, on the work in 2018 shows a dramatic uptick in the amount of milfoil removed in 2018 in comparison to 2017.
“We are working now with our partners on plans for this year, and the Lake George Association expects to continue our financial support for the program, which in the last two years has amounted to $100,000 per year thanks to our generous members and donors,” Lender said.
“We are doing now what our predecessors at the LGA has been doing for more than a century: Investing in the protection of our Lake now and for the future.”
All of the money raised by the Lake George Association through memberships and grants is used for projects and programs in the Lake George watershed only, benefiting the region from Lake George Village to Ticonderoga.