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

STATEMENT FROM FUND FOR LAKE GEORGE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ERIC SIY AND
LAKE GEORGE WATERKEEPER CHRIS NAVITSKY 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

 

 

LAKE GEORGE, NY Today was a great day for Lake George and all who cherish this treasured resource. 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. We are proud to have partnered with the Town of Bolton and the Town of Hague in assisting their applications for state support, and applaud the Town and Village of Lake George for their forward-thinking action and ongoing partnership as well. We appreciate the state’s recognition of Lake George’s critical importance to the economy of our region and pledge our ongoing support to any organization, individual or community who share our love for Lake George and our commitment to preserving it for generations to come.

 

The FUND for Lake George is the leading organization dedicated to protecting The Queen of American Lakes, through its innovative management model combining community partnerships; innovative science-guided projects; and direct investment in lake-protection efforts. In recent years The FUND has invested $7 million to curb invasive species, reduce the use of road salt, and abate the threats of wastewater and stormwater pollution. The FUND is a partner with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and IBM in The Jefferson Project, the world’s most advanced environmental monitoring system, whose data is driving many of the science-guided solutions currently in place in and around the lake. The FUND is also a founding member of The S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership, a coalition of elected officials and regional organizations that is spearheading efforts to reduce road salt use around the Lake, and prevent the introduction of invasive species.

 

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