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October 4, 2019 | Article

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.

October 1, 2019 | Article

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.

September 26, 2019 | Article

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.

September 24, 2019 | Article

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. 

September 23, 2019 | Article

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.

September 22, 2019 | Article

Editorial: All Must Sign on for Climate Change Fight

September 22, 2019, The Post Star | The push to land on the moon is often used as an example of what needs to happen now to combat climate change, but a better comparison is with the top-to-bottom effort to win World War II.

September 19, 2019 | Article

King George Fishing Derby Delivers!

September 19, 2019, The Chronicle | Tournament proceeds go to The FUND for Lake George, particularly to battle against invasive species.

September 17, 2019 | Article

Queensbury Considering Waterfront Low-Impact Development

September 17, 2019, The Post Star | Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky presented low-impact development guidelines to the Queensbury Town Board at Monday’s workshop meeting. He had suggested they consider incentives to encourage developers to follow low-impact development.

September 15, 2019 | Article

Rogers Rock and Mossy Point Gates Closed

September 15, 2019, The Hague Chronicle | The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) began closing the gates at the Rogers Rock and Mossy Point boat launches on September 6, 2019 to protect the Lake from aquatic invasive species.

September 13, 2019 | Article

Bolton Septic System Inspection Law Now in Force

September 13, 2019, Lake George Mirror | The Town of Bolton’s new law requiring on-site septic systems to be inspected and in compliance with state and local standards before a property is sold or otherwise conveyed is now in force.

September 10, 2019 | Article

Launch Lockdown

September 10, 2019, Sun Community News | Two boat launches in northern Lake George will be locked down after hours as part of a pilot program to increase protection from aquatic invasive species on the Lake. The overnight closure will be maintained through the month of October, and effect the Mossy Point and Rogers Rock launches.

September 8, 2019 | Article

Blog: King George Fishing Derby Next Weekend

September 8, 2019, The Post Star | Columnist Don Lehman writes that the fifth annual King George Fishing Derby will bring anglers to Lake George next weekend to raise money to help protect the Lake.

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