3rd Annual Salt Summit - 2017

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Best Practices for Reducing Salt Use —

See Leading Edge Technology and New Equipment in Action!

The 3rd Annual Salt Summit was hosted in Ticonderoga on October 5th, 2017. Presentations are below. We will post videos of the presentations soon. Please email us if you would like to receive an update when these are posted. You can also view last year's presentations.


Chris Navitsky PE, Lake George Waterkeeper

Supervisor Joe Giordano, Town of Ticonderoga

Summit Introduction

Best Practices Agreement: The Basis for Effective Road Salt Reduction
Eric Siy, Executive Director, The FUND for Lake George

Step One: Measure

Trajectories of Salinization and Recovery from Road Salting for Soils and Streams Tributary to Lake George
Jim Sutherland, Ph.D., The FUND for Lake George Council of Science Advisors

Update on Lake George Salt Initiative – Year 1 Results
Raqib Omer, CEO, Viaesys

Step Two: Prevent

Safe, Sustainable, and Cost Effective…The Power of Brine
Pam Buckley, 

Step Three: Optimize

Hold the Salt: A Park-Wide Approach
Brittany Christenson, ADKAction.org

Effective Snow Removal
Paul Vanderzon, MetalPless

Step Four: Improve

Municipal Snow & Ice Management Policy
Bill Lamy, Retired Superintendent, Warren County DPW

Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM) Certification Model
Phill Sexton, WIT Advisers

Success Stories & Testimonials

Summit Takeaways

Establishing an Adaptable Model: Full Implementation of Best Practices Agreement Basin-Wide
Phill Sexton
, WIT Advisers

Mayor Robert Blais, Village of Lake George

Final Remarks



  • Measure – GPS Tracking (Viaesys)
  • Prevent – Brine Making and Application (Douglas Dynamics)
  • Optimize – Live Edge Plow (Metal Pless)
  • Optimize – Pre-Wetting (Fisher Snowplows)

This event is made possible by the generosity of our event sponsors and partners: AdkAction.org*, Douglas Dynamics, Inc., The FUND for Lake George, The Lake George Association, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute*, The S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership, Secure Winter Products, Town of Ticonderoga, and WIT Advisers.

*Funding provided by the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Any opinions, findings, and/or interpretations of data contained herein are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions, interpretations or policy of Rochester Institute of Technology and its NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the State.

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