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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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