September 24, 2020 | Press Release

New Private-Public Initiative Launched to Combat the Spread of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Lake George Watershed with Remote Sensing Technology and Boots on the Ground

LAKE GEORGE — With the troubling discovery of the first significant hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) infestation in the Lake George watershed, a consortium of private and public sector organizations has formed the Save Our Lake George Hemlocks Initiative with the goal of identifying future infestations sooner to limit the extent of the invasive species’ spread in the watershed and the larger region.

September 24, 2020 | Special Report

New invasives plan to keep watch from on high on Adirondack hemlock trees

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The first hemlock woolly adelgid was found in the Adirondacks in 2017. But after a second sighting was made on Lake George last month, the state DEC says the invasive species may have been harming Adirondack trees for around five years. Now, they and several conservation groups have created a long-term plan to fight back.

September 24, 2020 | Article

Satellites could help spot hemlock woolly adelgid on Lake George

The approximately 250-acres of sick hemlock trees on the eastern shore of Lake George were likely infected by the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid for five years or more, experts said Tuesday.The timeline is leading some to ask how to detect infected trees sooner, and the answer could be sky high.

July 24, 2020 | Article

Two banks to support Lake George septic upgrades

LAKE GEORGE -- Two regional banks will be putting a total of $2.5 million into no-interest or low-interest loans to help homeowners and businesses around Lake George upgrade private septic systems that may be polluting the lake.

July 23, 2020 | Article

Partnership Aims To Upgrade Lake George Basin Septic Systems

As multimillion dollar upgrades are being made at the Lake George Wastewater Treatment Plant to protect water quality, a new partnership between local banks and the FUND for Lake George is aimed at upgrading old septic systems in the Lake George basin.

July 8, 2020 | Press Release

FUND Unveils Comprehensive Safe Septic System Program Dedicated to Solving One of the Most Serious Threats to Lake George Water Quality

Expanding on its leading role in protecting Lake George from failing and aging septic and wastewater treatment systems, The FUND for Lake George today unveiled a new basinwide program dedicated to equipping and empowering property owners to ensure every private septic system in the basin is performing as needed to keep the Lake clean and healthy.

June 24, 2020 | Article

The Post Star: Boos and Bravos

Bravos to The Jefferson Project and the data about Lake George that its scientists have put online for the public. This new online dashboard of real-time information and historical data no doubt will continue to grow and improve in years ahead. The dashboard at offers hourly forecasts for every six-tenths of a mile up and down the boating lanes, islands and tributaries of the 32-mile-long lake, as well as information on air temperature, wind speed and precipitation.

June 18, 2020 | Article

Deep Thunder strikes new standard for Lake George weather forecasting

LAKE GEORGE – There’s Deep Thunder on Lake George and now everyone can see it. Deep Thunder is the name for IBM’s weather monitoring and forecasting system that combines Big Data, supercomputers and physics to create highly localized and accurate weather profiles and predictions for a given area. Think of it as The Weather Channel on digital steroids.