July 21, 2014 (Lake George, NY) Lake George residents and visitors are invited to take Lake protection into their own hands by participating in our yearly lake-wide clean-up day, Keep the Queen Clean, on Saturday, August 2nd. This community-supported event is the largest organized clean-up day on Lake George. Volunteers are encouraged to create teams of friends, family or co-workers and collect trash and other foreign debris throughout the Lake George basin.
Whether by land or water, everyone can help keep the Lake clean and healthy. Participants are invited to pick up litter along the shoreline and streams or scuba dive and snorkel to collect debris in deeper water. Blue trash bags are available at The FUND’s Lake George office and local town halls. As in previous years, Towns around the Lake have generously designated locations where participants may drop-off litter at no charge.
New this year will be the event’s social media challenge, offering participants the opportunity to share their photos of clean-up efforts on Facebook or Twitter using #KTQC. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative photos in the family, friends and organization/business categories. Participants must be registered to win. One prize will be awarded per winning photograph.
This year’s event sponsors include Morgan Stanley-Saratoga Springs Branch, Indian Pipes Passage Company, CustomInk.com, and the Lake George RV Park. The first 100 participants to register will receive a free T-shirt featuring original artwork designed especially for this year’s event by Lake George artist, and FUND Trustee, Susan Weber.
For more information, including designated garbage drop-off locations, and to register, please visit: fundforlakegeorge.org/2014KTQC.
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.