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December 28, 2018 | Article

Pollution Named No. 3 Environmental Threat to the Adirondacks

December 28, 2018, Lake Placid News | The Lake Placid News polled environmental groups and colleges in the region and state agencies about the top five environmental threats to the Adirondack Park. No. 3 was pollution.

December 25, 2018 | Article

Lake George-Area Businesses Form New Council to Talk Economy and Environment

December 25, 2018, The Post Star | Business leaders and a Lake advocacy group are coming together to talk shop about protecting Lake George water quality, which is tied to a $2 billion regional tourism economy. They’re meeting in a new group called the Council of Business Advisors, organized by the nonprofit organization, The FUND for Lake George.

December 18, 2018 | Press Release

Statement from The FUND for Lake George and Lake George Waterkeeper Regarding Grants to the Town of Bolton, Town of Hague, Town of Lake George and Village of Lake George in the 2018 New York State Regional Economic Council Awards

December 18, 2018 | By making nearly $2 million in grants to support necessary infrastructure upgrades, the State of New York is acknowledging the proactive leadership of shoreline communities in addressing conditions that threaten the lake’s legendary clarity and, left uncorrected, could cause irreversible damage to water quality.

December 16, 2018 | Article

Water Quality Matters

December 2018, The Hague Chronicle | The Town of Lake George has become the first municipality in North America to earn the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM) Program certification for employing best practices in maintaining safe winter driving conditions while reducing the use of road salt.

December 11, 2018 | Press Release

The FUND for Lake George Introduces Council of Business Advisors

December 11, 2018 | Kicking to the curb a common misperception that environmental advocates and business leaders cannot work cooperatively together, The FUND for Lake George has announced the establishment of a Council of Business Advisors to help foster the active participation of the regional business community in The FUND’s groundbreaking work to keep Lake George clear and clean for future generations.

November 18, 2018 | Article

Town of Lake George Earns Certification

November 2018, The Hague Chronicle | The Town of Lake George has become the first municipality in North America to earn the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM) Program certification for employing best practices in maintaining safe winter driving conditions while reducing the use of road salt.

November 4, 2018 | Article

Chris Navitsky: Work To Limit Road Salt

November 4, 2018, Adirondack Almanac | Today, just as science-driven rules limiting industrial and vehicular emissions have helped our local waterways begin to recover, evidence we are seeing supports new approaches to safely managing snow and ice on roadways, driveways, and sidewalks while protecting our freshwater resources.

November 2, 2018 | Article

Jefferson Project Expands Smart Tech to Skaneateles Lake

November 2, 2018, Environmental Monitor | Reports of harmful algal blooms (HABs) are more common than ever, yet the ultimate mechanisms that cause these events are poorly understood. Since 2013, the Jefferson Project has been developing cutting-edge technologies designed to achieve deeper understandings of lakes, and now the project is extending a pilot program to Skaneateles Lake in New York.

November 1, 2018 | Article

Identifying Failing Onsite Systems on Lake George

November 2018, Onsite Installer Magazine | Diving for algae and an IBM clean-lake monitoring program — along with professional installers — are helping preserve New York’s freshwater jewel.

October 21, 2018 | Article

Lake George Town Recognized for Road Salt Reduction

October 21, 2018, The Sun Community News | Town of Lake George officials and highway workers were recognized recently for their “best practices” in reducing the use of wintertime road salt while maintaining safe roadway conditions.

October 18, 2018 | Article

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.

October 16, 2018 | Article

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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