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Brine on Roads Can Save $$, Environment

January 3, 2020, Utica Observer-Dispatch | In this Editorial, the Utica Observer-Dispatch says more communities need to consider taking steps to reduce the use of harmful road salt, and cites the Lake George Road Salt Reduction Initiative as an example of what can be accomplished.

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Lake George to Assembly Water Panel: Send Money

November 12, Lake George Mirror | The FUND for Lake George and Lake George Waterkeeper recently encouraged the New York State Assembly Minority's Task Force on Water Quality to work toward increasing the availability of dedicated funding for water quality protection projects. FUND Executive Director Eric Siy and Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky were joined by Fort William Henry Corp. CEO Kathy Flacke Muncil, Chair of The FUND's Council of Business Advisors, in speaking at a regional forum hosted by Assemblyman Dan Stec in Lake George.

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Task Force’s Study of Salt Reduction in Adirondack Park Delays Action Protecting Waters, Health Advocates Say

November 12, Lake George Mirror | Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky says legislation that would create a state task force to identify ways to reduce road salt use in the Adirondacks is unnecessary because proven salt-reduction practices are already in place around Lake George and can serve as a model for other areas. “We’ve got a model that works,” Navitsky told the Lake George Mirror. “We’ve got evidence that shows we’re reducing road salt 25- 30 percent. Why take a step back? We would encourage them (the state) to start implementing this model right now.”

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Bolton's Innovative Technology in State's Spotlight

November 12, 2019, Lake George Mirror | A woodchip bioreactor sewage treatment system at the Town of Bolton's wastewater treatment plant, funded by a $50,000 grant from The FUND for Lake George, is proving remarkably successful, extracting as much as 70% of the nitrogen remaining in the wastewater treated by the plant.

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Jefferson Project Annual Report Now Available Online

The Jefferson Project at Lake George has published its latest Annual Report, highlighting how its world-leading environmental data gathering and analytics have made Lake George “The Smartest Lake in the World” and are providing unprecedented science-based insights into how best to protect the lake from water quality threats.

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County and Town Earn Winter Management Certiciation

October 2019, The Hague Chronicle | Warren County and the Town of Hague have earned the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM®) Program certification for reducing the use of road salt and its runoff into Lake George and other waterways while maintaining safe driving conditions.

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Salt Awards in Lake Placid Remind Us: Winter is on Way

October 7, 2019, Adirondack Daily Enterprise | Fall has come to the North Country. A time of changing leaves and brisk weather, but it’s a short-lived season. Winter is on its way, which means snow and ice, and their contentious combatant — road salt.

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Warren County, Hague Certified for Sustainable Winter Management

October 7, 2019, Adirondack Almanack | Warren County and the Town of Hague have earned the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM) Program certification for reducing the use of road salt — and its runoff into Lake George and other waterways — while maintaining safe driving conditions.

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State Lawmakers Addressing Road Salt Issue

October 4, 2019, Adirondack Explorer | Lawmakers are working on legislation to address road salt application by state crews, Assemblyman Billy Jones told an audience Thursday at a road salt summit in Lake Placid.

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Salt Summit Moves to Lake Placid to Promote Reduction Strategies Throughout Adirondack Park

October 4, 2019, Lake George Mirror | Thanks in part to The FUND's annual day-long salt conference, designed originally for the property maintenance contractors, highway superintendents and the public employees responsible for applying de-icing agents to roads, driveways and parking lots, the use of road salt has started to drop in the Lake George watershed. It’s now time to export the Lake George model to communities throughout the Adirondack Park.

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World’s Smartest Lake Getting Smarter

October 4, 2019, Lake George Mirror | At the September 24th Lake George Park Commission meeting in Bolton Landing, Dr. Rick Relyea, director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute and the Jefferson Project, said their goal is to make Lake George the smartest lake in the world.

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Saratoga’s Water: The Story You Have To Read

October 1, 2019, Saratoga Living | Elizabeth Sobol of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center gives the Jefferson Project at Lake George a much-deserved shout-out in the water-focused feature article.

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