This article appeared in the Post Star.
The King George Fishing Derby and the Save the Lake music festival have raised a total of $20,000 to be used for Lake George stewardship initiatives from the S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership.
Each event raised $10,000. The funds will be used to acquire new live-edge plows, data collection devices and road cameras and to hire professional consultants to help with efforts to reduce road salt, according to a news release.
These events have raised over $45,000 in the last three years.
S.A.V.E. (Stop Aquatic inVasives from Entering) is a coalition of the communities around the lake and includes organizations such as The Fund for Lake George, Lake George Association, Waterkeeper and Lake George Land Conservancy. It initially formed to implement the boat inspection program to fight the spread of aquatic invasive species. The coalition still funds 50 percent of the cost of the program.