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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.

June 24, 2020 | Article

The Post Star: Boos and Bravos

Bravos to The Jefferson Project and the data about Lake George that its scientists have put online for the public. This new online dashboard of real-time information and historical data no doubt will continue to grow and improve in years ahead. The dashboard at jeffersonproject.live offers hourly forecasts for every six-tenths of a mile up and down the boating lanes, islands and tributaries of the 32-mile-long lake, as well as information on air temperature, wind speed and precipitation.

June 18, 2020 | Article

Deep Thunder strikes new standard for Lake George weather forecasting

LAKE GEORGE – There’s Deep Thunder on Lake George and now everyone can see it. Deep Thunder is the name for IBM’s weather monitoring and forecasting system that combines Big Data, supercomputers and physics to create highly localized and accurate weather profiles and predictions for a given area. Think of it as The Weather Channel on digital steroids.

June 12, 2020 | Special Report

Clips: WTEN: Northway boat wash station underlines lake safety with a high-pressure hose

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Adirondack Welcome Center south of Northway exit 18 is more than just a rest stop. It also houses a boat wash station, where boaters can get their vessels checked for invasive species before hitting the water. On Wednesday, New York DEC officials showed off how the station works, and talked about why it’s important to keep invasive plant species out of Adirondack water bodies.

June 12, 2020 | Newsletter

Latest from the Lake: A New Series Profiling Protectors of Lake George

The FUND for Lake George invites you to get to know some of the many people who are partnering with us to keep the Lake clear and clean — from plow drivers, public officials and treatment plant operators to scientific researchers, business leaders, and property owners.

March 27, 2020 | Newsletter

Special Message for All of Our Friends

For your comfort and connection to our beloved Lake George we are sharing this special collection of images from our dear friend and photographer, Carl Heilman. We look forward to warmer and brighter days ahead, and the opportunity to be with you again at the Lake soon!  

January 27, 2020 | Press Release

The FUND for Lake George Welcomes Hilary Kellogg Hurley and Brea Arvidson to Team

January 27, 2020 | The FUND for Lake George, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the lasting protection of Lake George and its watershed, has announced the appointment of Hilary Kellogg Hurley as Director of Development, and Brea Arvidson, an aquatic biologist, as Program Associate.

January 21, 2020 | Article

Lake George HABs Model May Work in Finger Lakes

January 17, 2020, Finger Lakes Times | The data-driven Jefferson Project gives advance warning of harmful algal blooms on Lake George and Skaneateles Lake. The possibility of it working on Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua and Keuka lakes was floated Wednesday at the 2020 Finger Lakes Research Conference, “Threats to the Finger Lakes,” at the Scandling Center on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. It was sponsored by Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association.

January 19, 2020 | Article

Lake Champlain in Crisis

January 19, 2020, Adirondack Explorer/Times Union | While Lake George has not experienced a harmful algal bloom, its neighbor, Lake Champlain has not been so fortunate. This article looks at the environmental and economic consequences.

January 9, 2020 | Article

USA Today: Heavy Road Salt Use in Winter is a Growing Problem, Scientists Say

USA Today | USA Today featured The FUND for Lake George and the Lake George Road Salt Reduction initiative in a nationwide article on the dangers of road salt to the environment, drinking water and infrastructure. The FUND's Eric Siy called road salt the “acid rain of our time," but said the Lake George initiative is proving the problem can be addressed.

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