Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Lake George Association’s Lake Protector Summit set for June 14

Lake George

Lake George, NY – Everyone who cares about Lake George is invited to learn how to participate in protecting the Lake at the Lake George Association’s second annual Lake Protector Summit on Friday, June 14, from 8:30-12:30 a.m. at Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay. The event will be lived streamed via YouTube for those who would like to participate remotely. Registration for this free event is now open at https://lakegeorgeassociation.org/lake-protector-summit.

Entitled “Investing for Impact,” the Summit will focus on significant threats to Lake George water quality, what the LGA and other local organizations are doing to help, and actions the community can take to protect the Lake.

“The Lake Protector Summit is all about exchange of information and ideas as a way to boost interest and action that will have a positive and lasting impact on Lake George,” said Leigh Youngblood, LGA Interim Executive Director. “In addition to a roster of expert speakers, we’ve built in time for people to talk with the LGA and other experts to get the context they need to be Lake Protectors.”

Topics and speakers at the Summit include:

• The threats of hemlock woolly adelgid to our forests, Tammara Van Ryn of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program;
• What are harmful algal blooms and why does Lake George have them? Brian Mattes of The Jefferson Project;
• How stormwater pollution affects the Lake, and mitigation projects on private and public land, Jim Lieberum of Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District;
• Why are increasing chloride levels bad for the Lake? Phill Sexton of WIT Advisers, LLC;
• How The Jefferson Project uses technology to preserve water quality, Brian Mattes of The Jefferson Project.

“We are fortunate Lake George has maintained its pristine waters; however, the rising temperatures and increased precipitation from climate change is exacerbating very real threats to Lake George,” said Lindsey Kenna, LGA Education for Action Manager. “It’s imperative that we invest our focus, our time, and our actions on sustainable ways to mitigate harm to the water.”

The second Annual Lake Protector Summit
Friday, June 14
Check-in and light breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In-person: Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY
Online: YouTube Live Stream (link to be sent via email)

The Lake George Association is a leading Lake-protection organization for Lake George, the Queen of American Lakes. Our work includes 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 protecting the Lake’s water quality today and for the future.

Photo at top: Lake George. Explorer file photo.

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