Waterkeeper, LGA Call on NYS To Prevent Future Herbicide Damage In Lake George Watershed

Herbicide treatment that has killed a broad swath of vegetation.Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky recently sent a letter to regional NYSDOT and NYSDEC leaders expressing his and the LGA’s concern over DOT’s use of an herbicide along stretches of routes 9N and 9L in the Lake George Basin. We are particularly concerned by the close proximity of the chemical spraying to tributaries feeding Lake George, as well as the unsightly and unwarranted damage done to locust trees along long stretches of these otherwise picturesque roadways. Chris has fielded numerous calls from local people upset by the spraying, and spoke with DOT and DEC staff seeking answers before and after sending his letter, which requests a meeting to discuss necessary changes in state policy to prevent such activity from happening again.

You can read our full letter here. If you share our concern and have observed herbicide-related damage to locust trees near your home and business, we encourage you to provide us with photos. You can email them to Chris Navitsky.

The Lake George Waterkeeper program is an integral part of the LGA’s science-to-solutions Lake-protection strategy. Citizen participation in the identification and control of water quality threats is also central to achieving our goal of keeping Lake George clear and clean today and for future generations. We protect Lake George, together!

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