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Virtual Reality Comes to Climate Change Conference in Silver Bay

October 18, 2018, The Post Star | An interactive virtual reality exhibit called “The Aquatic Messenger” explores Lake George through different eras, from Paleozoic to modern times and beyond, featuring larger-than-life plankton, which are microscopic in reality.

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Your Best Shot: Lake George Highway Department Receives SWiM Certification

October 16, 2018, Times Union | The FUND for Lake George has identified road salt runoff as one of the greatest threats to the water quality of Lake George and other area waterways, and is coordinating a multi-year salt-reduction effort among the municipalities in the Lake George basin—the most advanced effort in North America—with a goal of reducing road salt usage by 50% by 2020.

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Queensbury Passes Septic Inspection Law

October 16, 2018, The Post Star | After three years of discussion, revision and debate, the Town of Queensbury has finally passed a law governing septic systems near lakes and rivers. Whenever a property owner sells a house that is zoned waterfront residential, the town will inspect the septic system. The sale cannot take place until the system passes inspection.

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Water Quality Matters

October 2018, The Hague Chronicle | The fourth annual Salt Summit was organized by The FUND for Lake George and was held October 3, 2018 at the Fort William Henry Conference Center in Lake George Village.

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Salt Seen as Building Threat

October 11, 2018, The Sun Community News | Conservationists hope to work with road crews to decrease winter salt applications.

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Lake George Group Targets Major Cut in Road Salt

October 5, 2018, Adirondack Explorer | Having gathered support from all the municipalities in the Lake George watershed and studied the issue while collecting data for the past three years, The FUND for Lake George is hoping for a 50 percent cut in road salt use there by 2020.

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Salt Contamination Conference

September 2018, The Hague Chronicle | Our Lake George Waterkeeper, Chris Navitsky, attended the Adirondack Lakes Alliance Conference on August 8, 2018 at Paul Smith's College on salt contamination.

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Asian Clams Are Here to Stay: Living with Lake George's Latest Invasive

September 14, 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 a colony of Asian clams entrenched across a 20-acre site at the mouth of Hague Brook. It is now one of 24 known sites in Lake George infested with Asian clams.

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As Lakes with Algal Blooms Grow, So Does Jefferson Project’s Profile

September 14, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Lake George, unlike the other eleven upstate New York lakes eligible for funding under a new $65 million program announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo last winter, has never experienced toxic algae, which can endanger critical sources of drinking water as well as local, tourist-driven economies.

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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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