LAKE GEORGE — Approximately 200 elected officials, municipal highway crew members, business owners, scientists and not-for-profit leaders gathered in Lake George and online on Thursday, Oct. 13, for the Lake George Association’s Seventh Annual Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit. The day-long event provided presentations and demonstrations on keeping winter roads, driveways and parking areas safe while reducing the cost and environmental consequences of road salt use.
Videos of all Summit presentations can be viewed at https://lakegeorgeassociation.org/salt-summit-2022. The LGA is the architect of the highly successful Lake George Road Salt Reduction Initiative, through which it partners with Warren County and the towns of Lake George and Hague to significantly and safely reduce road salt application in the Lake George basin and reduce the municipalities’ road salt costs.
Serving as keynote speaker for this year’s Summit was Marc Yaggi, chief executive officer of the international Waterkeeper Alliance and one of the world’s foremost authorities on clean water. Mr. Yaggi told the Lake George Initiative partners, “The work you do is really inspiring and amazing,” and a great example of “what happens when parties work together on science-based solutions.”
The Leading Edge sponsor for this year’s event was Innovative Surface Solutions. Other sponsors include Deicing Depot, Fort William Henry Hotel, Northern Supply, SynaTek Solutions, and SIMA (the Snow and Ice Management Association).
The Lake George Association is the preeminent Lake-protection organization, providing technical and financial assistance to property owners; world-class research and direct protection programs through The Jefferson Project, the Lake George Waterkeeper, and an array of public-private partnerships; public education programs; and public policy advocacy, all with the goal of keeping Lake George clear and clean, providing a model for freshwater protection.
For more information, please visit LakeGeorgeAssociation.org.
Photo at top: Keynote speaker, Marc Yaggi, chief executive officer of the international Waterkeeper Alliance at the 2022 LGA Salt Summit. Photo provided by John Brodt of Behan Communications.