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As New York's Waters Tackle Toxic Blooms, So Does The Jefferson Project

August 12, 2018, The Post-Star | To help prevent water quality from deteriorating, engineers, scientists and advocates have teamed up to create an extensive lake modeling and monitoring system that could not only protect Lake George, but also protect water bodies across the globe. The system is called The Jefferson Project.

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Bolton resort issued violation after sewage spill

August 9, 2018, The Post-Star | The Bonnie View Resort received a notice of violation Wednesday for discharging sewage into Lake George and operating a wastewater disposal system without a state pollutant discharge elimination system permit, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

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SAVE the Lake Music Festival in Shepard Park This Weekend

August 3, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Lake George Village Mayor Bob Blais has organized a festival this weekend to help support local efforts to eradicate aquatic invasive species such as Asian clams and reduce the use of salt on roads within the Lake George watershed.

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From the Skaneateles Lake Association

July 30, 2018, Eagle News Online | A delegation from the Skaneateles Lake Association Board and New York State Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plan Committee traveled to Lake George in hopes of learning from the staff of The Jefferson Project.

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Lake George Village Establishes “Salt-Free Zone”

July 27, 2018, Lake George Mirror | Village officials have decided to modify their wintertime road maintenance procedures in one small section of the municipality, at the request of local homeowners.

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Dunham's Bay Seeing Success With New Septic Systems

July 23, 2018, The Post Star | Replacing some of the very old septic systems on Dunham’s Bay has already had a measurable impact on the algae that loves human waste. In the areas along Lake George where systems have been replaced in the last three years, those forms of algae are already down 25 percent, Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky said. Town officials are thrilled by the success, which may be replicated in other areas.

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EDITORIAL: Septic Inspections Will Safeguard Our Water

July 21, 2018, The Post Star | The abundance of clean fresh water could be this area’s greatest resource. But with streams and rivers winding through our counties and a lake or a pond within a few minutes’ drive of any spot in the region, it’s hard to appreciate how rare and how valuable this abundance is. The worst thing we could do is kill the golden goose by fouling the water.

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Gillibrand Co-Sponsors Invasive Species Bill

July 20, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Paul Smith's College and its Adirondack Watershed Institute support legislation sponsored by US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand that would give the United States Fish and Wildlife Service more authority to regulate nonnative species and prohibit them from being imported or sold in the United States.

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