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January 6, 2020 | Article

Cuomo Plans $9.4 Million for Lake George Water Treatment Plant

January 6, 2020, WNYT | After months of lobbying the state, Lake George is now getting the help it needs to protect its precious water. The state is coming through with a long-awaited grant to build a new wastewater treatment plant. "I would call this the single most important step toward long term protection of Lake George since creation of the aquatic invasive species prevention program," Eric Siy of the Fund for Lake George said.

January 5, 2020 | Article

Lake George to Receive State Funding for Wastewater Treatment Plant Repairs, Upgrades

January 5, 2020, Daily Gazette | The Village of Lake George is set to receive almost $10 million in state grants to repair and upgrade its wastewater collection infrastructure. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the $9.4 million investment into the village as the 25th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda on Sunday. “Left unabated, pollution from the treatment plant and aging private septic systems poses serious threats to Lake George as a drinking water source for residents and visitors, and greatly increases the risk of harmful algal blooms like those that have wreaked havoc on the environment and economy of lakes across our state and beyond,” Eric Siy, executive director of The FUND for Lake George said in a statement.

January 5, 2020 | Article

Cuomo Announces Additional Funding to Protect Lake George

January 5, 2020, WRGB | As part of his 25th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that the state will provide additional funding to go towards protecting the waters of Lake George. “This is a momentous day for Lake George. Make no mistake, this plant has been failing for years,” said Eric Siy, Executive Director of The FUND for Lake George.

January 5, 2020 | Article

State Awards $9.4 Million to Replace Lake George Wastewater Treatment Plant

January 5, 2020, The Post Star | The governor’s office announced additional funding to the tune of $9.4 million on Sunday to help replace the village of Lake George’s wastewater treatment plant. Eric Siy, executive director of The Fund for Lake George, said the funding will help make possible the single most important Lake George protection project in generations.

January 3, 2020 | Article

Brine on Roads Can Save $$, Environment

January 3, 2020, Utica Observer-Dispatch | In this Editorial, the Utica Observer-Dispatch says more communities need to consider taking steps to reduce the use of harmful road salt, and cites the Lake George Road Salt Reduction Initiative as an example of what can be accomplished.

November 12, 2019 | Article

Lake George to Assembly Water Panel: Send Money

November 12, Lake George Mirror | The FUND for Lake George and Lake George Waterkeeper recently encouraged the New York State Assembly Minority's Task Force on Water Quality to work toward increasing the availability of dedicated funding for water quality protection projects. FUND Executive Director Eric Siy and Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky were joined by Fort William Henry Corp. CEO Kathy Flacke Muncil, Chair of The FUND's Council of Business Advisors, in speaking at a regional forum hosted by Assemblyman Dan Stec in Lake George.

November 12, 2019 | Article

Task Force’s Study of Salt Reduction in Adirondack Park Delays Action Protecting Waters, Health Advocates Say

November 12, Lake George Mirror | Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky says legislation that would create a state task force to identify ways to reduce road salt use in the Adirondacks is unnecessary because proven salt-reduction practices are already in place around Lake George and can serve as a model for other areas. “We’ve got a model that works,” Navitsky told the Lake George Mirror. “We’ve got evidence that shows we’re reducing road salt 25- 30 percent. Why take a step back? We would encourage them (the state) to start implementing this model right now.”

November 12, 2019 | Article

Bolton's Innovative Technology in State's Spotlight

November 12, 2019, Lake George Mirror | A woodchip bioreactor sewage treatment system at the Town of Bolton's wastewater treatment plant, funded by a $50,000 grant from The FUND for Lake George, is proving remarkably successful, extracting as much as 70% of the nitrogen remaining in the wastewater treated by the plant.

November 5, 2019 | Press Release

Jefferson Project Annual Report Now Available Online

The Jefferson Project at Lake George has published its latest Annual Report, highlighting how its world-leading environmental data gathering and analytics have made Lake George “The Smartest Lake in the World” and are providing unprecedented science-based insights into how best to protect the lake from water quality threats.

October 15, 2019 | Article

County and Town Earn Winter Management Certiciation

October 2019, The Hague Chronicle | Warren County and the Town of Hague have earned the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM®) Program certification for reducing the use of road salt and its runoff into Lake George and other waterways while maintaining safe driving conditions.

October 7, 2019 | Article

Salt Awards in Lake Placid Remind Us: Winter is on Way

October 7, 2019, Adirondack Daily Enterprise | Fall has come to the North Country. A time of changing leaves and brisk weather, but it’s a short-lived season. Winter is on its way, which means snow and ice, and their contentious combatant — road salt.

October 7, 2019 | Article

Warren County, Hague Certified for Sustainable Winter Management

October 7, 2019, Adirondack Almanack | Warren County and the Town of Hague have earned the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM) Program certification for reducing the use of road salt — and its runoff into Lake George and other waterways — while maintaining safe driving conditions.

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