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November 23, 2020 | Special Report

Special Message from The FUND and the LGA on our Harmful Algal Bloom Response

The recent discovery of the first confirmed Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) on the Queen of American Lakes demands increased coordination, closer collaboration and a science-based investigation to determine the cause, as well as to prioritize planned projects and to identify preventive actions.

November 11, 2020 | Special Report

The FUND launches Multi-faceted Rapid Response to Lake’s First Harmful Algal Bloom

The FUND for Lake George, with the immediate engagement of The Jefferson Project — The FUND’s environmental research collaboration with IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — has rapidly responded to the Lake’s first confirmed harmful algal bloom (HAB), discovered in Harris Bay on the northeast side of Assembly Point on Monday, Nov. 9. The multi-faceted mobilization will complement the investigation being conducted by the State Department of Environmental Conservation by focusing on identifying the physical, biological, and chemical factors responsible for the bloom, with the objective of informing actions required to head off and prevent future HABs.

September 24, 2020 | Press Release

New Private-Public Initiative Launched to Combat the Spread of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Lake George Watershed with Remote Sensing Technology and Boots on the Ground

LAKE GEORGE — With the troubling discovery of the first significant hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) infestation in the Lake George watershed, a consortium of private and public sector organizations has formed the Save Our Lake George Hemlocks Initiative with the goal of identifying future infestations sooner to limit the extent of the invasive species’ spread in the watershed and the larger region.

September 24, 2020 | Special Report

New invasives plan to keep watch from on high on Adirondack hemlock trees

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The first hemlock woolly adelgid was found in the Adirondacks in 2017. But after a second sighting was made on Lake George last month, the state DEC says the invasive species may have been harming Adirondack trees for around five years. Now, they and several conservation groups have created a long-term plan to fight back.

September 24, 2020 | Article

Satellites could help spot hemlock woolly adelgid on Lake George

The approximately 250-acres of sick hemlock trees on the eastern shore of Lake George were likely infected by the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid for five years or more, experts said Tuesday.The timeline is leading some to ask how to detect infected trees sooner, and the answer could be sky high.

July 24, 2020 | Article

Two banks to support Lake George septic upgrades

LAKE GEORGE -- Two regional banks will be putting a total of $2.5 million into no-interest or low-interest loans to help homeowners and businesses around Lake George upgrade private septic systems that may be polluting the lake.

July 23, 2020 | Article

Partnership Aims To Upgrade Lake George Basin Septic Systems

As multimillion dollar upgrades are being made at the Lake George Wastewater Treatment Plant to protect water quality, a new partnership between local banks and the FUND for Lake George is aimed at upgrading old septic systems in the Lake George basin.

July 8, 2020 | Press Release

FUND Unveils Comprehensive Safe Septic System Program Dedicated to Solving One of the Most Serious Threats to Lake George Water Quality

Expanding on its leading role in protecting Lake George from failing and aging septic and wastewater treatment systems, The FUND for Lake George today unveiled a new basinwide program dedicated to equipping and empowering property owners to ensure every private septic system in the basin is performing as needed to keep the Lake clean and healthy.

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