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Jefferson Project Expands Smart Tech to Skaneateles Lake

November 2, 2018, Environmental Monitor | Reports of harmful algal blooms (HABs) are more common than ever, yet the ultimate mechanisms that cause these events are poorly understood. Since 2013, the Jefferson Project has been developing cutting-edge technologies designed to achieve deeper understandings of lakes, and now the project is extending a pilot program to Skaneateles Lake in New York.

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Identifying Failing Onsite Systems on Lake George

November 2018, Onsite Installer Magazine | Diving for algae and an IBM clean-lake monitoring program — along with professional installers — are helping preserve New York’s freshwater jewel.

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Lake George Town Recognized for Road Salt Reduction

October 21, 2018, The Sun Community News | Town of Lake George officials and highway workers were recognized recently for their “best practices” in reducing the use of wintertime road salt while maintaining safe roadway conditions.

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Virtual Reality Comes to Climate Change Conference in Silver Bay

October 18, 2018, The Post Star | An interactive virtual reality exhibit called “The Aquatic Messenger” explores Lake George through different eras, from Paleozoic to modern times and beyond, featuring larger-than-life plankton, which are microscopic in reality.

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Your Best Shot: Lake George Highway Department Receives SWiM Certification

October 16, 2018, Times Union | The FUND for Lake George has identified road salt runoff as one of the greatest threats to the water quality of Lake George and other area waterways, and is coordinating a multi-year salt-reduction effort among the municipalities in the Lake George basin—the most advanced effort in North America—with a goal of reducing road salt usage by 50% by 2020.

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Queensbury Passes Septic Inspection Law

October 16, 2018, The Post Star | After three years of discussion, revision and debate, the Town of Queensbury has finally passed a law governing septic systems near lakes and rivers. Whenever a property owner sells a house that is zoned waterfront residential, the town will inspect the septic system. The sale cannot take place until the system passes inspection.

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Water Quality Matters

October 2018, The Hague Chronicle | The fourth annual Salt Summit was organized by The FUND for Lake George and was held October 3, 2018 at the Fort William Henry Conference Center in Lake George Village.

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Salt Seen as Building Threat

October 11, 2018, The Sun Community News | Conservationists hope to work with road crews to decrease winter salt applications.

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Lake George Group Targets Major Cut in Road Salt

October 5, 2018, Adirondack Explorer | Having gathered support from all the municipalities in the Lake George watershed and studied the issue while collecting data for the past three years, The FUND for Lake George is hoping for a 50 percent cut in road salt use there by 2020.

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Salt Contamination Conference

September 2018, The Hague Chronicle | Our Lake George Waterkeeper, Chris Navitsky, attended the Adirondack Lakes Alliance Conference on August 8, 2018 at Paul Smith's College on salt contamination.

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