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September 2, 2019 | Article

Lake George Boat Launches To Be Closed Overnight

September 2, 2019, Adirondack Almanack | The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that they will begin closing the gates at the Mossy Point and Rogers Rock Boat Launches on Lake George on September 6 as part of a pilot program to increase protection from aquatic invasive species on the lake.

August 30, 2019 | Article

Boat Launch Changes Slated for Two on Lake George

August 30, 2019, The Post Star | A new pilot program this fall will experiment with closing gates at two Lake George boat launches, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

August 29, 2019 | Press Release

DEC Boat Launch Gates Will Help Slam the Door to Aquatic Invasive Species in Lake George

August 29, 2019 | The FUND for Lake George commends the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for taking yet another critical step in securing the strongest possible protection of Lake George from aquatic invasive species. The FUND for Lake George is pleased to have provided the funding for the installation of call boxes at both launches so that boaters who are unable to get off the water before the gates close are able to contact DEC to arrange for assistance.

August 29, 2019 | Press Release

DEC to Begin Closing Gates Overnight at Mossy Point and Rogers Rock Boat Launches on Sept. 6

August 29, 2019 | The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will begin closing the gates at the Mossy Point and Rogers Rock Boat Launches on Lake George on September 6 as part of a pilot program to increase protection from aquatic invasive species on the lake. The callboxes were provided by The FUND for Lake George.

August 24, 2019 | Article

Advanced Research Making Lake George "Smartest" in World

August 24, 2019, Daily Gazette | "Lake George is, now, the smartest lake in the world," says Eric Siy, executive director of The FUND for Lake George, thanks to an unprecedented, collaborative effort between The FUND, IBM Research and RPI to create The Jefferson Project — the world's most advanced environmental monitoring project.

August 23, 2019 | Article

FUND Set to Finance Septic Upgrades in Lake George

August 23, 2019, Lake George Mirror | Residents of the Town of Lake George who agree to have their septic systems inspected and maintained will be eligible for grants to modernize and improve them. Of the town’s nearly 400 septic systems within 500 feet of the shore of Lake George and 100 feet of major tributaries, one-third are near or past their life expectancy, which is thirty to forty years.

August 2, 2019 | Article

Lake-wide Clean-Up Day Aug. 3

August 2, 2019, Lake George Mirror | A lake-wide clean-up day, sponsored by The FUND and Lake George Waterkeeper, will be held on Saturday, August 3.

June 16, 2019 | Newsletter

Annual Meeting Set for The FUND for Lake George

June 16, 2019, The Post Star | Harmful algal blooms, road salt, invasive species, public and private projects, and other water quality topics will be covered at The FUND for Lake George’s annual meeting.

June 4, 2019 | Article

Officials dedicate Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George

May 29, 2019, Post Star | Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky said the park has been doing better than expected in removing potential contaminants from the lake. Environmental officials had the goal of removing 50% of the phosphorous and 90% of the total suspended sediments running off from the Route 9 commercial corridor. The actual numbers show that 85% of the phosphorous has been removed and 92% of the suspended sediments have been removed.

May 29, 2019 | Article

POLITICO: Venetia Lannon Joins FUND Board

May 29, 2019, POLITICO | Venetia Lannon, the former NYS deputy secretary for the environment, has been elected to the board of trustees of The FUND for Lake George.

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