The Lake George Association’s mission is to Protect Lake George from harm — including protecting Lake George from salt, pollution, sediment, stormwater runoff, and harmful nutrients. One of the main ways we save Lake George water quality is to perform “Lake-Saving projects” all throughout the Lake George watershed. See the map below for details of some recent projects.
While there are many concerns for Lake George water, scientific studies have shown that one of the greatest threats to Lake George’s water quality is untreated stormwater flowing into the Lake. Many of our “Lake-Saving Projects” focus on stopping untreated stormwater from reaching the Lake.
All flowing stormwater captures pollution, sediment, harmful nutrients, and salt — none of that is helpful for the Lake. When the stormwater has not been treated, the harmful substance that it carries flow directly into the streams that feed the lake and the Lake itself.
Lake George is drinking water – and no one wants harmful substances in their drinking water. The LGA believes that we all have a part – property owners, regulators, municipalities, boaters, swimmers, anglers, and non-profit organizations – in protecting the water quality of Lake George.
Each year, the Lake George Association dedicates hundreds of thousands of dollars toward ensuring Lake George water stays Class AA-Special — the highest rating for water given by the state of New York.