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State urged to step up toxic algae fight

August 15, 2018, The Times-Union | The state needs to do more to combat outbreaks of harmful aquatic algae that can pose a threat to drinking water supplies, according to an Ithaca-based environmental advocate.

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As New York's Waters Tackle Toxic Blooms, So Does The Jefferson Project

August 12, 2018, The Post-Star | To help prevent water quality from deteriorating, engineers, scientists and advocates have teamed up to create an extensive lake modeling and monitoring system that could not only protect Lake George, but also protect water bodies across the globe. The system is called The Jefferson Project.

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Bolton resort issued violation after sewage spill

August 9, 2018, The Post-Star | The Bonnie View Resort received a notice of violation Wednesday for discharging sewage into Lake George and operating a wastewater disposal system without a state pollutant discharge elimination system permit, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

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SAVE the Lake Music Festival in Shepard Park This Weekend

August 3, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Lake George Village Mayor Bob Blais has organized a festival this weekend to help support local efforts to eradicate aquatic invasive species such as Asian clams and reduce the use of salt on roads within the Lake George watershed.

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From the Skaneateles Lake Association

July 30, 2018, Eagle News Online | A delegation from the Skaneateles Lake Association Board and New York State Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plan Committee traveled to Lake George in hopes of learning from the staff of The Jefferson Project.

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Lake George Village Establishes “Salt-Free Zone”

July 27, 2018, Lake George Mirror | Village officials have decided to modify their wintertime road maintenance procedures in one small section of the municipality, at the request of local homeowners.

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Dunham's Bay Seeing Success With New Septic Systems

July 23, 2018, The Post Star | Replacing some of the very old septic systems on Dunham’s Bay has already had a measurable impact on the algae that loves human waste. In the areas along Lake George where systems have been replaced in the last three years, those forms of algae are already down 25 percent, Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky said. Town officials are thrilled by the success, which may be replicated in other areas.

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