News

June 28, 2018 | Article

Editorial: What’s Feeding the Lake?

June 22, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | In order to persuade taxpayers of the value of projects intended to help the lake, it’s time for a new study, one that would help us to determine the actual environmental benefits of basin-wide septic system standards and new wastewater treatment plants.

June 27, 2018 | Article

Adirondack residents dealing with road-salt contaminated wells

June 27, 2018, Adirondack Explorer | A study by Paul Smith’s College’s Adirondack Watershed Institute found that water from sixty-three wells—55 percent of those downslope from state roads—contained sodium at levels above the federal guideline of 20 ppm for people on low-sodium diets.

June 23, 2018 | Article

Silver Bay YMCA setting new waste water standard on Lake George

June 23, 2018, Adirondack Explorer | The Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center recently submitted and received approval for its design plans from NYSDEC to replace its’ existing waste water system with a new Membrane Bioreactors (MBR).

June 22, 2018 | Article

Water Quality Professionals Visit Lake George Village

June 22, 2018, Lake George Mirror | Lake George Association Project Manager Randy Rath, along with The Fund for Lake George scientist Jim Sutherland and Maiken Holmes from Warren County Department of Public Works, conducted a tour of Lake George water quality protection projects for groups attending the recent New York Water Environment Association’s Spring Technical Conference.

June 22, 2018 | Article

Lake George Eligible for Millions in New State Funds

June 22, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Millions of dollars in new state funds will be available – in theory at least — to help protect Lake George’s water quality, though the lake was not, at first, among those eligible for the newly-designated funds.

June 22, 2018 | Article

Cuomo’s Environment Aide to Speak at Fund’s Meeting

June 22, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Venetia Lannon, New York State’s Deputy Secretary for the Environment, will be among the featured speakers at The Fund for Lake George’s annual meeting, to be held this year at the Sagamore’s conference center on July 7. Lannon will speak about New York’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) Initiative and the role of Lake George in the development of state-wide strategies to protect water quality.

June 20, 2018 | Article

Million Dollar Beach closure prompts talk of enhanced lakewater testing

June 20, 2018, The Sun | As the state imposed a swimming prohibition two weeks ago at Million Dollar Beach, they’ve told town leaders they’d like to see local government get started as soon as possible on upgrading Caldwell Sewer District infrastructure along the east shore of Lake George.

June 19, 2018 | Article

SLA visits Lake George

June 19, 2018, Eagle News Online | The FUND for Lake George hosted a delegation of regional leaders from Skaneateles Lake on June 5th to discuss common threats facing the two “sister” lakes — both designated by New York State as Class AA-Special water bodies, “sources of water for drinking, culinary or food processing purposes; primary and secondary contact recreation; and fishing.”

June 15, 2018 | Article

Fund Awards Town of Bolton Grant for Plant’s Green Waste Treatment

June 15, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Eric Siy, executive director of The Fund for Lake George, and Ron Conover, Supervisor for the Town of Bolton, announced last week that The Fund has awarded the town a $50,000 grant, largely to finance the construction of “wood chip bioreactors” - underground trenches filled with high-grade woodchips.

June 15, 2018 | Article

Present at the Creation: Boylen to Discuss Fresh Water Institute’s Origins

June 15, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Every summer, Rensselaer’s Darrin Fresh Water Institute and the Historical Society of Bolton co-sponsor a series of free presentations on the natural and cultural history of Lake George and the Adirondacks. This year’s series, which starts on July 9, includes a presentation by the series’ founder, Charles W. Boylen, now Professor Emeritus at RPI.

June 15, 2018 | Article

Lake George Association Prepares For Busy Summer

June 15, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | As part of the Lake George Association’s mission to protect Lake George water quality, we are planning many different events to spread the word about Lake quality protection, including events to promote our scientific monitoring, promote and expose people to our education programs, promote ways that residents and business owners can live Lake-Friendly, and promote other ways to conserve the Lake.

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