Lake-Friendly Living isn’t just for those who live on the shores of Lake George.
Stormwater flows into the Lake from the hillsides all around it — and can carry soil, nutrients, salt, pollution and other items that are detrimental to the Lake’s water quality.
Septic systems need to be cleaned and kept properly in order to ensure Lake George stays clean.
Everyone in the watershed makes daily decisions that can affect the Lake — whether to fertilize and what fertilizer to use, cleaning pathways and driveways, using septic systems, building or updating structures.
Let’s be clear: Living lake-friendly isn’t about giving up anything. It is about finding out what works for you and what works to protect the Lake.
From deciding whether or not to fertilize your lawn, how to pave your driveway with permeable pavement, or what new dishwasher to buy, there are many different ways to live lake-friendly. Our goal is to ensure that residents, visitors and businesses understand that your decisions and actions now help to protect the Lake now and for decades to come.
If we can give you ideas for your project or give you more information, please call us at 518-668-3558 or email the Lake George Association at [email protected].
Some Lake-Friendly Living topics to explore:
What is the Lake George watershed?
Phosphorus in Lake George
Why stormwater runoff is the biggest threat to Lake George water quality
Learn about Lake George’s famous Class AA-Special water quality
See how Lake George water quality is measured
See our most recent water quality data
Winter Road Salt in Lake George