This article appeared in the Adirondack Almanac.
At their recent 2018 Annual Meeting, The FUND for Lake George announced $443,000 in grant awards across each of The FUND’s “four portals to protection” — Science of Solutions, Invasive Species Prevention and Treatment, Salt Reduction, and Water Quality and Clarity Protection.
This year’s grant awards included:
- Science of Solutions: $250,000 to the award-winning Jefferson Project—a collaboration of The FUND, IBM, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — for breakthrough science and technology making Lake George the world’s smartest lake to inform sustained protection of the lake and watershed;
- Invasive Species: $90,000 to the Lake George Park Commission for aquatic invasive species prevention and milfoil removal;
- Salt Reduction: $8,500 to the Town of Lake George for implementation of Sustainable Winter Management Best Practices;
- Water Quality & Clarity: $50,000 to the Town of Bolton for a woodchip bioreactor to reduce nitrate pollution; $38,000 to the North Queensbury Wastewater Management District for priority septic system upgrades; $3,500 to the Town of Hague for New York State Funding Application Support for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades; $3,000 to the Town of Queensbury for New York State Funding Application Support for the North Queensbury Wastewater Management District.
For more details on The FUND’s work and to view the new Annual Report, click here.
For more information on the FUND for Lake George, visit their website.