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From the Skaneateles Lake Association

July 30, 2018, Eagle News Online | A delegation from the Skaneateles Lake Association Board and New York State Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plan Committee traveled to Lake George in hopes of learning from the staff of The Jefferson Project.

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Lake George Village Establishes “Salt-Free Zone”

July 27, 2018, Lake George Mirror | Village officials have decided to modify their wintertime road maintenance procedures in one small section of the municipality, at the request of local homeowners.

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Dunham's Bay Seeing Success With New Septic Systems

July 23, 2018, The Post Star | Replacing some of the very old septic systems on Dunham’s Bay has already had a measurable impact on the algae that loves human waste. In the areas along Lake George where systems have been replaced in the last three years, those forms of algae are already down 25 percent, Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky said. Town officials are thrilled by the success, which may be replicated in other areas.

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EDITORIAL: Septic Inspections Will Safeguard Our Water

July 21, 2018, The Post Star | The abundance of clean fresh water could be this area’s greatest resource. But with streams and rivers winding through our counties and a lake or a pond within a few minutes’ drive of any spot in the region, it’s hard to appreciate how rare and how valuable this abundance is. The worst thing we could do is kill the golden goose by fouling the water.

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Harlem Academy Visits The Jefferson Project at Lake George

July 20, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | The Jefferson Project at Lake George recently hosted a group of eighth-grade students from Manhattan's Harlem Academy for three days in which they learned about lake stressors like salt and nutrient loading, and how advanced technology and big data are being used to protect these threats to water quality.

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Gillibrand Co-Sponsors Invasive Species Bill

July 20, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Paul Smith's College and its Adirondack Watershed Institute support legislation sponsored by US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand that would give the United States Fish and Wildlife Service more authority to regulate nonnative species and prohibit them from being imported or sold in the United States.

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Photos: Rock the Dock Music Festival

July 16, 2018, The Post Star | The Lake George Steamboat Co. docks were rocking Friday evening for the second annual Rock the Dock. Ticket sales were donated to the FUND for Lake George.

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FUND for Lake George Announces Grant Recipients

July 16, 2018, Adirondack Almanac | At their recent 2018 Annual Meeting, The FUND for Lake George announced $443,000 in grant awards across each of The FUND’s “four portals to protection” — Science of Solutions, Invasive Species Prevention and Treatment, Salt Reduction, and Water Quality and Clarity Protection.

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Rock the Dock Music Festival This Weekend

July 13, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | This year’s festival will donate 25% of all ticket proceeds to The FUND for Lake George, to help with its efforts to keep the lake clean and pristine for years to come.

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Quantum Computers Topic of Kelly’s Warren County EDC Luncheon Talk

July 13, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | More than 300 million Smart Sensor Network readings have been taken to date in Lake George since the Jefferson Project was launched in 2013. The collaboration between IBM, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and The FUND for Lake George gives scientists a real-time view of everything impacting the lake, from wind and weather to human impacts such as road salt and storm runoff.

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Lake George’s Jefferson Project Aiding Other Lakes in Combating Harmful Algal Blooms

July 13, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | According to Venetia Lannon, the Harmful Algal Blooms that emerged in Skaneateles Lake last summer triggered “clear alarm bells” among members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration and became the catalyst for a $65 million initiative to combat Harmful Algal Blooms in twelve upstate New York lakes, Skaneateles Lake and Lake George among them.

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