The Lake George Watershed Coalition will hold it’s 6th Annual Forum on Water Quality & Resource Conservation on Tuesday, October 5th at the Fort William Henry Conference Center. Speakers at the event will include Lake George Mayor Bob Blais, Lake George Waterkeepers Chris Navitsky and Kathy Bozony, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Laurel Gailor and more. A panel discussion will focus on the West Brook watershed project. Registration begins at 8:15, and the cost to attend, including lunch, is $25. Click here for a registration form.
Here’s the full agenda:
Welcome Address – Department of State/Mayor Blais
The State of your Lake: Influence of Land-use on Stream Chemistry within the Lake George Watershed DFWI – Mark Swinton PhD & Charles Boylen PhD
Stream Assessment Report Results Chris Navitsky, P.E., LG Waterkeeper
Observations on the Impact of Fireworks Displays on Water Quality Emily Debolt, LGA
Documented Observations of Increased Algal Blooms in Lake George Kathy Bozony, LG Waterkeeper
Invasives in the Watershed Laurel Gailor, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Watershed Headwaters & Their Importance to Water Quality Rebecca Schneider PhD, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Presentation of Stewardship Awards Mayor Blais
Prudent Measures for Turf Management – Property Management in Critical Watershed Areas Frank Ross PhD, Cornell Cooperative Extension
* Town Highway Department Stormwater Improvement Project
* Eurasian Watermilfoil Management Program
* The Floating Classroom
* Lake Steward Program
* Shepard Park – Native Plantings Demonstration Project
* Upland Protection Activities
* Do It Yourself – Water Quality Guide
Panel Discussion: The West Brook Watershed Stormwater Improvement & Conservation Initiative – Update
Roundtable Discussion: Watershed Management – Challenges & Success in our Watershed & Others Across the State.
Photo: Lake George, courtesy the Lake George Watershed Coalition.