The Ausable River Association (AsRA) is set to host a benefit for Mirror Lake on Thursday, May 31st at The Breakfast Club in Lake Placid. Entry is $30 per person and includes two cocktails and appetizers. All net proceeds go to support the work AsRA is doing to protect Mirror Lake.
Mirror Lake, alongside the Village of Lake Placid, serves as a hub for a variety of recreational activities in the village. For the past three years, AsRA, in partnership with the Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI), has been studying the water quality of Mirror Lake. This work has revealed that road salt is inhibiting the lake’s turnover, a physical process that helps maintain the health of the lake. Current levels of salt are warning signs for decreasing water quality, lake health, and viability of native fish and other aquatic residents.
Helping the lake, and making sure it is healthy for generations to come, requires the informed participation of residents, business owners, local officials, and everyone who cares for Mirror Lake. The goal for this event is to share current knowledge about threats to Mirror Lake and AsRA’s plan to identify effective and sustainable solutions to address this problem.
Doors will open for the event at 5:30 pm and cash, check, or credit card will be accepted at the door. Tickets are available at The Breakfast Club, or you can RSVP on AsRA’s website. The event will include a presentation, Current state of the lake and a path to protection, which will be given at 6:15 pm.
Photo of Mirror Lake provided by AsRA.