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June 12, 2020 | Special Report

Clips: WTEN: Northway boat wash station underlines lake safety with a high-pressure hose

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Adirondack Welcome Center south of Northway exit 18 is more than just a rest stop. It also houses a boat wash station, where boaters can get their vessels checked for invasive species before hitting the water. On Wednesday, New York DEC officials showed off how the station works, and talked about why it’s important to keep invasive plant species out of Adirondack water bodies.

June 12, 2020 | Newsletter

Latest from the Lake: A New Series Profiling Protectors of Lake George

The FUND for Lake George invites you to get to know some of the many people who are partnering with us to keep the Lake clear and clean — from plow drivers, public officials and treatment plant operators to scientific researchers, business leaders, and property owners.

March 27, 2020 | Newsletter

Special Message for All of Our Friends

For your comfort and connection to our beloved Lake George we are sharing this special collection of images from our dear friend and photographer, Carl Heilman. We look forward to warmer and brighter days ahead, and the opportunity to be with you again at the Lake soon!  

January 27, 2020 | Press Release

The FUND for Lake George Welcomes Hilary Kellogg Hurley and Brea Arvidson to Team

January 27, 2020 | The FUND for Lake George, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the lasting protection of Lake George and its watershed, has announced the appointment of Hilary Kellogg Hurley as Director of Development, and Brea Arvidson, an aquatic biologist, as Program Associate.

January 21, 2020 | Article

Lake George HABs Model May Work in Finger Lakes

January 17, 2020, Finger Lakes Times | The data-driven Jefferson Project gives advance warning of harmful algal blooms on Lake George and Skaneateles Lake. The possibility of it working on Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua and Keuka lakes was floated Wednesday at the 2020 Finger Lakes Research Conference, “Threats to the Finger Lakes,” at the Scandling Center on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. It was sponsored by Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association.

January 19, 2020 | Article

Lake Champlain in Crisis

January 19, 2020, Adirondack Explorer/Times Union | While Lake George has not experienced a harmful algal bloom, its neighbor, Lake Champlain has not been so fortunate. This article looks at the environmental and economic consequences.

January 9, 2020 | Article

USA Today: Heavy Road Salt Use in Winter is a Growing Problem, Scientists Say

USA Today | USA Today featured The FUND for Lake George and the Lake George Road Salt Reduction initiative in a nationwide article on the dangers of road salt to the environment, drinking water and infrastructure. The FUND's Eric Siy called road salt the “acid rain of our time," but said the Lake George initiative is proving the problem can be addressed.

January 9, 2020 | Article

Cuomo Adds to Stafe Funding for Lake George Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement

January 9, 2020, WTEN | News10 reports on New York State's new grant of $9.4 million for replacement of the Village of Lake George's 1930s-era wastewater treatment plant. Featured in the story are Village Mayor Bob Blais and Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky. The Waterkeeper is an integral program of The FUND for Lake George.

January 7, 2020 | Article

State Investment to Save Lake George Millions in Sewer Treatment

January 7, 2020, Adirondack Explorer | Lake George taxpayers received welcome news from Gov. Andrew Cuomo when he announced $9.4 million toward the village’s new wastewater treatment plant. The funding will help alleviate outsize costs to the 1,000 or so taxpayers who are supporting a system that sometimes serves more than 20,000 people a day. Kathy Flacke Muncil, chair of the the Fund for Lake George’s Council of Business Advisors, said in a news release that the new state funding “is paramount to the future health of our regional economy.”

January 6, 2020 | Article

Cuomo Plans $9.4 Million for Lake George Water Treatment Plant

January 6, 2020, WNYT | After months of lobbying the state, Lake George is now getting the help it needs to protect its precious water. The state is coming through with a long-awaited grant to build a new wastewater treatment plant. "I would call this the single most important step toward long term protection of Lake George since creation of the aquatic invasive species prevention program," Eric Siy of the Fund for Lake George said.

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