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Town of Hague Receives Matching Grant from Fund for Live-Edge Plow

May 19, 2017 Lake George Mirror | The FUND for Lake George, in conjunction with The S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership, delivered a matching grant of $9,750 to the Town of Hague for their Live-Edge Plow that has been in use the past two winters. As plow drivers attest, the Live-Edge Plow removes snow more effectively, requiring less salt use, and fewer plowing trips, saving both time and money.

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Is Salt Leaching Into Watershed Wells?

May 19, 2017 Lake George Mirror | According to Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky, not all salt washes directly from the highway into the lake or its tributaries. A highly soluble compound, the road salt also finds its way into groundwater.

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Jefferson Project to Receive Museum's Hochshild Award

May 19, 2017 Lake George Mirror | "Joined by our Jefferson Project collaborators, we are thrilled to receive this prestigious award recognizing our work to make Lake George the global model for sustained ecosystem understanding and protection." - FUND Executive Director Eric Siy

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Septic Summit: Some Solutions Can be Found

May 12, 2017 Lake George Mirror | How can communities around Lake George address the threat of aging and failing septic systems and safeguard the lake’s water quality? According to Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky, that was the theme of this year’s Septic Summit, held Thursday, March 30 at the Six Flags Lodge in Queensbury.

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Salt from icy roads is contaminating North America’s lakes

During the past half-century, annual U.S. sales of road salt grew from 160,000 tons to about 20 million tons, as a group of environmental scientists pointed out in a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of the Sciences. NaCl kept roads free from slippery ice, but it also changed the nature of North America's freshwater lakes. Of 371 lakes reviewed in the new study, 44 percent showed signs of long-term salinization.

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