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From the Skaneateles Lake Association

September 10, 2018, The Post-Star | Read about the Skaneateles Lake Association’s initial outreach early this Spring to facilitate a working relationship with The FUND for Lake George and the Jefferson Project for the benefit of both Skaneateles Lake and Lake George.

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Invasive aquatic plants get sucked up on Lake George

September 9, 2018, The Post-Star | Milfoil are rooted plants with whorled leaves that can form dense canopies, blocking out light for other native plants, according to the federally sponsored Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. They can choke out water bodies, restricting swimming, boating and even clogging water intake pipes.

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Invasive Asian Clams Colonizing Delta at Mouth of Hague Brook

September 7, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | The Lake George Park Commission’s annual lake-wide invasive species survey, conducted with volunteers over a course of four days in August, found new populations of Asian clams, the Commission reports.

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Lake George Land Conservancy Dedicates Preserve in Huletts Landing

September 7, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | The Leeming Jelliffe Preserve, an upland bluff at Huletts Landing protected by the Lake George Land Conservancy. According to the Conservancy, the opening of the preserve’s trails “launches a larger campaign to provide further protection of the ridgelines and stream corridors within the Huletts Landing area.”

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Lake George sewage plant design gets OK

August 19, 2018, The Post-Star | The village has received tentative approval from the state Department of Environmental Conservation for the design of its new wastewater treatment plant — a project now estimated to cost $25 million.

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Taking the Jefferson Project on the Road to Other Fresh Water Bodies

August 17, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Dr. John Kelly, the Director of IBM Research, noted at The FUND for Lake George’s annual meeting on July 7 that the Jefferson Project’s mission was to both maintain a facility in Bolton Landing to study and protect Lake George “into perpetuity,” while, at the same time, “globalizing” the technology developed here.

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No Quick Fix for Florida Algae, But Hope in Limiting Runoff

August 17, 2018, Bloomberg Environmental | Other states are experimenting with new information-intensive approaches to address algal blooms. IBM’s technology is being used to control harmful algal blooms on a lake used for recreation in central New York that also serves as a drinking water source for 200,000 people. The technology was developed for use on Lake George in northern New York, where IBM and its partner, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, store and analyze an estimated 9 tetrabytes of data each year, according to the company. The project also receives support from The FUND for Lake George.

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