The Lake George Association has hired Emily Boucher to be its Environmental Educator. Her primary responsibility at the LGA is to help Kristen Wilde, Director of Education, introduce the young minds in the watershed to the idea that water quality protection is critical, and that everyone has a part in making water quality protection happen.
“Emily is a skilled communicator, environmentalist and educator, and the LGA is fortunate to have her,” said Walt Lender, Executive Director of the Lake George Association. “We are pleased to welcome her here – and in this case, welcome her back!”
Emily previously worked as a summer intern for the Lake George Association. She was hired as an Invasive Species Outreach Intern, focusing specifically on conducting invasive species public education and outreach throughout the Lake George watershed in order to expand individual and community awareness of the threats of invasive species and ways people can help prevent their spread.
“Because she had experience with us last year, she will be able to ramp up quickly as we begin more outdoor and out-of-office outreach now that New York State is moving off PAUSE,” said Kristen Wilde, Director of Education. “We are looking forward to re-starting the Floating Classroom and Stream Monitoring programs in the near future, as well.”
“After graduating from Siena College in Loudonville in May, I wanted to put my degree directly to work – and protecting Lake George is the perfect way to do it,” Emily Boucher said. “It will be a different season than last year, for sure, but I am glad to have gotten started in an organization with such a long history of protecting the Lake.”
The LGA’s mission is two-fold: Protect the Water, and Educate for the Future. Education programs and outreach are key components to ensuring the mission is fulfilled every year.
For more information, please call (518) 668-3558 or see the wealth of information on our updated website at http://www.LakeGeorgeAssociation.org
The Lake George Association is the oldest and most experienced lake protection organization in the country, whose members support water quality protection, water quality monitoring, education 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.