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Lake George-Area Businesses Form New Council to Talk Economy and Environment

December 25, 2018, The Post Star | Business leaders and a Lake advocacy group are coming together to talk shop about protecting Lake George water quality, which is tied to a $2 billion regional tourism economy. They’re meeting in a new group called the Council of Business Advisors, organized by the nonprofit organization, The FUND for Lake George.

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Statement from The FUND for Lake George and Lake George Waterkeeper Regarding Grants to the Town of Bolton, Town of Hague, Town of Lake George and Village of Lake George in the 2018 New York State Regional Economic Council Awards

December 18, 2018 | By making nearly $2 million in grants to support necessary infrastructure upgrades, the State of New York is acknowledging the proactive leadership of shoreline communities in addressing conditions that threaten the lake’s legendary clarity and, left uncorrected, could cause irreversible damage to water quality.

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Water Quality Matters

December 2018, The Hague Chronicle | The Town of Lake George has become the first municipality in North America to earn the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM) Program certification for employing best practices in maintaining safe winter driving conditions while reducing the use of road salt.

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The FUND for Lake George Introduces Council of Business Advisors

December 11, 2018 | Kicking to the curb a common misperception that environmental advocates and business leaders cannot work cooperatively together, The FUND for Lake George has announced the establishment of a Council of Business Advisors to help foster the active participation of the regional business community in The FUND’s groundbreaking work to keep Lake George clear and clean for future generations.

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Town of Lake George Earns Certification

November 2018, The Hague Chronicle | The Town of Lake George has become the first municipality in North America to earn the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM) Program certification for employing best practices in maintaining safe winter driving conditions while reducing the use of road salt.

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Chris Navitsky: Work To Limit Road Salt

November 4, 2018, Adirondack Almanac | Today, just as science-driven rules limiting industrial and vehicular emissions have helped our local waterways begin to recover, evidence we are seeing supports new approaches to safely managing snow and ice on roadways, driveways, and sidewalks while protecting our freshwater resources.

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Jefferson Project Expands Smart Tech to Skaneateles Lake

November 2, 2018, Environmental Monitor | Reports of harmful algal blooms (HABs) are more common than ever, yet the ultimate mechanisms that cause these events are poorly understood. Since 2013, the Jefferson Project has been developing cutting-edge technologies designed to achieve deeper understandings of lakes, and now the project is extending a pilot program to Skaneateles Lake in New York.

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Identifying Failing Onsite Systems on Lake George

November 2018, Onsite Installer Magazine | Diving for algae and an IBM clean-lake monitoring program — along with professional installers — are helping preserve New York’s freshwater jewel.

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Lake George Town Recognized for Road Salt Reduction

October 21, 2018, The Sun Community News | Town of Lake George officials and highway workers were recognized recently for their “best practices” in reducing the use of wintertime road salt while maintaining safe roadway conditions.

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Virtual Reality Comes to Climate Change Conference in Silver Bay

October 18, 2018, The Post Star | An interactive virtual reality exhibit called “The Aquatic Messenger” explores Lake George through different eras, from Paleozoic to modern times and beyond, featuring larger-than-life plankton, which are microscopic in reality.

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Your Best Shot: Lake George Highway Department Receives SWiM Certification

October 16, 2018, Times Union | The FUND for Lake George has identified road salt runoff as one of the greatest threats to the water quality of Lake George and other area waterways, and is coordinating a multi-year salt-reduction effort among the municipalities in the Lake George basin—the most advanced effort in North America—with a goal of reducing road salt usage by 50% by 2020.

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Queensbury Passes Septic Inspection Law

October 16, 2018, The Post Star | After three years of discussion, revision and debate, the Town of Queensbury has finally passed a law governing septic systems near lakes and rivers. Whenever a property owner sells a house that is zoned waterfront residential, the town will inspect the septic system. The sale cannot take place until the system passes inspection.

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