Sunday, August 5, 2018

Adk Lakes Alliance Road Salt Symposium Aug 8th

adirondack lakes allianceAdirondack Lakes Alliance (ALA) will present new initiatives to address road salt use, contamination issues and remediation efforts at their 4th Annual Symposium from 9 to 3:30 on August 8 at Paul Smith’s College, Joan Weill Student Center.

Venetia Lannon, New York State’s Deputy Secretary for the Environment, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s conference. She will speak about strategies the State is implementing to help protect water quality.

In addition to Lannon, Dan Kelting, PhD, of Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) will provide an overview of a newly-completed scientific study conducted by AWI with AdkAction and The FUND for Lake George on wells contaminated by road salt and issues unique to the Adirondack Park.

A panel discussion will follow, moderated by Brittany Christenson of AdkAction and will include Brendan Wiltse, PhD, Ausable River Association, and Chris Navitsky, PE, Lake George Waterkeeper.

Other topics to be covered include:

· Watershed Management with Margaret Murphy, PhD, and Lake Manager Guy Middleton
· iMapInvasives with Meg Wilkinson (DEC) NYNHP
· Building Effective Lake and River Associations break-out sessions

The Distinguished Stewardship Award will be presented to this year’s honoree, Ausable River Association (AsRA).

The symposium is intended for lake, river and watershed association members, state and local officials and environmental students. Registration is available at the door for $25 and includes lunch.

Paul Smith’s College is located at 7777 NY-30, Paul Smiths.

For more information visit Adirondack Lakes Alliance’s website.

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One Response

  1. Dean Bianco says:

    Initiatives to address road salt use, contamination issues and remediation efforts in New York State in general, and the Adirondacks in particular, should have been implemented ten years ago. Why so long? Vermont, New Hampshire Maine, and Connecticut have reduced their applications of road salt for many years now.

    Could it be that NYS government has a sweetheart deal (perhaps corruptly) with one of the largest salt mines in the country , located near Syracuse?

    I say that needs investigating. However, I am very pleased for the actions taken by the AWI, the FUND for Lake George, AdkAction, and others to get this long-overdue assault (pun intended) on our health, property and environment remediated to the fullest extent possible.

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