July 29, 2014 (Lake George, NY) Today, The FUND for Lake George released its Annual Report for 2013, titled: The Power of Partnerships. This latest report focuses on a year of historic achievements “made possible only through unprecedented partnerships.” Featured are a series of “firsts” for Lake George—of keeping out invasives, empowering science to achieve breakthrough solutions, and engaging people as never before. The report is available for download at fundforlakegeorge.org/about.
As reported, “Unlike any time in its rich history, Lake George faces the specter of becoming far different from the Lake known and loved for generations.” Mounting threats to the water quality and natural character of Lake George, as revealed by science, compelled The FUND to launch its Legacy Strategy in 2013, with one driving goal: stopping the present decline of water quality and achieving sustained protection of Lake George for the next generation.
The FUND’s Annual Report showcases the progress made in “translating generational commitment into groundbreaking results” through strategic investments, program innovations, and partnerships. From catalyzing creation of The S.A.V.E. (Stop Aquatic inVasives from Entering) Lake George Partnership to investing in the State’s invasives prevention program to partnering with IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on The Jefferson Project at Lake George, The FUND is “forging the critical path to lasting protection.” These and other history-making initiatives—as well as the dedicated people behind them—are described throughout the 20-page report.
The FUND will be honoring partners highlighted in the Annual Report at its upcoming Annual Meeting on Saturday, August 16th. The meeting will be held from 9:00am to 11:00am at The Sagamore resort in Bolton Landing. It is open to the public and those interested can RSVP online at fundforlakegeorge.org/2014AnnualMeeting.
The FUND for Lake George is a privately funded not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Lake George. Formed in 1980, The FUND applies a science-based approach to protection focused on Lake George water quality and the overall health of the Lake George watershed.
The FUND pursues this mission through support of long-term scientific research, direct advocacy, and strategic partnerships with diverse public and private interests. The FUND recently adopted its Legacy Strategy that embraces environmental and economic imperatives as now required to protect Lake George for the next generation. The FUND sponsors the Lake George Waterkeeper among other programs on Lake George. The FUND for Lake George is managed by a Board of Trustees and maintains an office in Lake George. For more on the FUND’s work, visit fundforlakegeorge.org.