For Immediate Release
(518) 792-3856 ext. 114
LAKE GEORGE, NY — The FUND for Lake George and Lake George Waterkeeper will host the annual “Keep The Queen Clean” community clean-up day on and around Lake George on Saturday, August 3.
Individuals, families, businesses and organizations are encouraged to dedicate a portion of the day to collecting trash and debris from the water or shoreline all along the 32-mile-long Lake. In past years, people have participated by walking along beaches and streams, snorkeling near shorelines, and even by scuba diving in deeper waters. The first 50 individuals to register at fundforlakegeorge.org/2019KTQCregistration will receive a special Lake George Waterkeeper t-shirt.
Participants are encouraged to take photos of their clean-up efforts and post them on The FUND’s Facebook page, tag The FUND on Instagram, or send them to info [at] fundforlakegeorge.org (subject: Keep%20The%20Queen%20Clean) .
“This is an opportunity for people to take a hands-on role in protecting Lake George for today and future generations,” said Eric Siy, executive director of The FUND. “Our major initiatives are focused on threats like invasive species, wastewater and storm water, and other contaminants, but everyday trash can hurt our Lake, as well.”
“We hope that people will always be mindful of picking up trash when they see it along or in Lake George,” said Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky. “But one day each year is set aside for a coordinated effort. Whether you live in the region or are visiting from out of town, you can help.”
For more information on The FUND for Lake George or “Keep The Queen Clean,” please call (518) 668-9700, ext. 300 or visit fundforlakegeorge.org.
ABOUT THE FUND FOR LAKE GEORGE
The FUND for Lake George is the leading organization dedicated to protecting The Queen of American Lakes through its innovative management model combining unprecedented partnerships, innovative science-guided programs, and direct investments in protection priorities. In recent years, The FUND has invested over $7 million to curb invasive species, reduce the excessive use of road salt, and abate the threats of wastewater and stormwater pollution. The FUND is a partner with IBM and Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute in The Jefferson Project, the world’s most advanced environmental monitoring system, whose data is driving many of the science-guided solutions currently being implemented in and around the Lake. The Lake George Waterkeeper is an integral program of The FUND.
ABOUT THE LAKE GEORGE WATERKEEPER
Lake George Waterkeeper, an integral program of The FUND for Lake George since 2002, defends the natural resources of Lake George and its watershed by promoting compliance with existing laws, supporting scientific research and upholding sound engineering principles that provide for the common good of the community. Waterkeeper develops and implements programs that use an engineering- and science-based approach to protect the natural resources of the lake and its surrounding basin.