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Jefferson Project Annual Report Now Available Online

The Jefferson Project at Lake George has published its latest Annual Report, highlighting how its world-leading environmental data gathering and analytics have made Lake George “The Smartest Lake in the World” and are providing unprecedented science-based insights into how best to protect the lake from water quality threats.

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County and Town Earn Winter Management Certiciation

October 2019, The Hague Chronicle | Warren County and the Town of Hague have earned the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM®) Program certification for reducing the use of road salt and its runoff into Lake George and other waterways while maintaining safe driving conditions.

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Salt Awards in Lake Placid Remind Us: Winter is on Way

October 7, 2019, Adirondack Daily Enterprise | Fall has come to the North Country. A time of changing leaves and brisk weather, but it’s a short-lived season. Winter is on its way, which means snow and ice, and their contentious combatant — road salt.

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Warren County, Hague Certified for Sustainable Winter Management

October 7, 2019, Adirondack Almanack | Warren County and the Town of Hague have earned the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM) Program certification for reducing the use of road salt — and its runoff into Lake George and other waterways — while maintaining safe driving conditions.

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State Lawmakers Addressing Road Salt Issue

October 4, 2019, Adirondack Explorer | Lawmakers are working on legislation to address road salt application by state crews, Assemblyman Billy Jones told an audience Thursday at a road salt summit in Lake Placid.

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Salt Summit Moves to Lake Placid to Promote Reduction Strategies Throughout Adirondack Park

October 4, 2019, Lake George Mirror | Thanks in part to The FUND's annual day-long salt conference, designed originally for the property maintenance contractors, highway superintendents and the public employees responsible for applying de-icing agents to roads, driveways and parking lots, the use of road salt has started to drop in the Lake George watershed. It’s now time to export the Lake George model to communities throughout the Adirondack Park.

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World’s Smartest Lake Getting Smarter

October 4, 2019, Lake George Mirror | At the September 24th Lake George Park Commission meeting in Bolton Landing, Dr. Rick Relyea, director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute and the Jefferson Project, said their goal is to make Lake George the smartest lake in the world.

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Saratoga’s Water: The Story You Have To Read

October 1, 2019, Saratoga Living | Elizabeth Sobol of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center gives the Jefferson Project at Lake George a much-deserved shout-out in the water-focused feature article.

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The Green Beat: Salt Summit Set

September 26, 2019, The Post Star | The fifth annual salt summit, while traditionally held in Lake George, is being moved to Lake Placid this year in hopes of reaching other municipalities and businesses.

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Algae Survey Shows Hot Spots in Lake George

September 24, 2019, The Post Star | The algae collection was a part of The Jefferson Project, a water-quality monitoring and mapping effort carried out by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The Fund for Lake George and IBM. 

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With More Funding, More Money for Invasives, Water Quality Protection

September 20, 2019, Lake George Mirror | The Lake Champlain Basin Program, a regional collaboration between Vermont, New York and Quebec that funds many Lake George initiatives, such as those controlling the spread of invasive species, will award more than 25 grants totaling more than $500,000 to local organizations, municipalities and educational institutions this year, program officials have announced.

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