Lake George Clean-Up Day to be Held August 4

This article appeared in The Lake George Mirror.

A lake-wide clean-up day, sponsored by the Lake George Waterkeeper, will be held on Saturday, August 4.

Residents of lakeshore communities may pick up trash bags at designated locations throughout the week and return them on Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Groups and individuals can register through the Fund for Lake George’s website, where more information about the event is available.

Trash in Lake George and around its beautiful shoreline is unsightly and a pollution threat to the lake and its water quality,” said Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky. “While a number of residents and volunteers regularly pick up trash while out on the lake, “Keep the Queen Clean” is the lake’s only organized lake-wide trash clean-up day.”

According to Navitsky, every community on Lake George has agreed to participate in “Keep the Queen Clean.” In every municipality, trash will be collected in bags provided by the organizers and deposited in one, central location, where it will be taken to transfer stations by town employees.

Everyone is invited to participate, including those interested in scuba diving in deeper waters and those wishing to snorkel or swim near shore. For information, call 518-668-9700.

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