Posts Tagged ‘Lake George Association’

Sunday, June 23, 2024

In wake of ProcellaCOR pilot approval, Lake George Association fights to keep lake chemical-free

Not 1 Drop yard sign

See below for a letter of concern written by Lake George Association Interim Executive Director Leigh Youngblood. Letter dated, June 21.

“Dear fellow Lake Protectors —

As you may have heard, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) voted yesterday to approve the Lake George Park Commission’s permits to experiment with the aquatic herbicide ProcellaCOR in Lake George. We are baffled but not surprised by this.

Three New York State environmental agencies have consistently and willfully dismissed the objections of thousands of residents and visitors and public officials who have made it clear that Lake George is no place to test chemicals. It is not wanted, and it is not needed.

Since 2022, the Lake George Association and the Lake George Waterkeeper have invested in preventing the application of ProcellaCOR. We do not intend to stop now. Indeed, we are more determined and more convinced that no one knows enough about this herbicide to say with certainty that it will not harm the Lake or those who use it.

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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.

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

A dam project turns 100

The E.J. West powerhouse

Taming wild rivers

One hundred years ago today, a relatively new state agency voted to impound the Sacandaga River to “regulate” river flows downstream of the Adirondack Park. The Hudson River Regulating District formed in 1919 in the wake of damaging floods along the Hudson River. One of its early tasks: approving a measure ordering construction of the Conklingville Dam.

Construction of the dam began in 1927 and completed in March 1930, creating the state’s largest reservoir (which impacted numerous communities and properties) and controlling the volume of water flowing from the Sacandaga River downstream to the Hudson and points south.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Lake George Association disagrees with Appellate Court decision concerning ProcellaCOR use

The Lake George Land Trust received over $4 million in state grants this month to protect land in the Lake George watershed. Photo by Zachary Matson

Lake George Association asks why state agencies are unwilling to subject their scientific evidence to rigorous, independent review 

Lake George, NY — The Lake George Association (LGA) respectfully disagrees with the decision the Appellate Division issued yesterday, May 2, and is disappointed that the judges simply deferred to the judgment of the New York State agencies that are advocating for the first-ever use of a pesticide in Lake George. The LGA will be requesting leave to appeal to the New York  Court of Appeals. 

Although this decision affects the 2022 permit applications, it does not affect the new applications that are pending before the agencies, and the LGA respectfully encourages the  agencies to review the important new information that has been brought to light before any  permits are issued to apply ProcellaCOR in Lake George. 

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Lake George Association receives grant for Floating Classroom, Stream Education program

Lake George, NY — The Lake George Association (LGA) received a $5,000 grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund for operational costs of the LGA’s Floating Classroom. This is the first grant awarded to the LGA from the Outdoor Fund, which aims to connect new audiences to the outdoors. American children spend three times as many hours in front of screens as they do outdoors, says the 501(c)(3) charity, which seeks to introduce a new generation to the wonders of the natural world.

The Floating Classroom is an ideal platform for that. Established in 1991, the spring-through-fall program educates approximately 1,700 students (grades 3–12) and 400 adults every year about freshwater protection.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Lake George Association: Lower the Cost of Replacing Your Septic System

Lake George Association logo.

Upgrading or replacing an aging or failing septic system is one of the best things you can do to protect Lake George from harmful algal blooms. But, it does come at a price. Here are two ways to reduce the expense. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Adirondack-area nonprofits welcome new hires, board members

Glenn Glover.

Nonprofit organizations located in the Adirondack region, including the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), the Saranac Lake Civic Center, and the Lake George Association have recently announced that new staff/board members have been added to their teams. Please see below for details on these appointments.

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

8th Annual Road Salt Summit Addresses Recently Released Report from NY State

 

State DOT Commissioner Dominguez scheduled to give remarks

Lake George, NY — The 2023 Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit will convene on October 3, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the program concluding at 3 p.m., at the Fort William Henry Hotel Conference Center as well as online. It is open to everyone interested in maintaining safe winter roads while also protecting the environment and saving money through road salt reduction and best management practices. Past participants include highway crews, elected officials, building and grounds managers, business owners, winter maintenance contractors, and freshwater protection organizations. Registration and attendance are free. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, September 10, 2023

First annual Clean Up Lake George Day set for Sept. 17

Clean Up Lake George Day logo

The Lake George Association invites residents, businesses, and visitors to help get rid of trash that harms the Lake’s water quality and aquatic life

Lake George, NY- The Lake George Association (LGA), in partnership with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, the Village of Lake George, and the Lake George Waterkeeper, will host the first annual “Clean Up Lake George” event on Sunday, September 17, 2023, in Lake George Village. Residents, businesses, and visitors are encouraged to participate in removing trash from the shoreline and in the water to protect water quality and aquatic plants and animals.

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Saturday, August 19, 2023

Lake George Association President, Eric J. Siy, to Leave at End of Year

Lake George Association logo.

A Record of Leadership Highlighted by Landmark Accomplishments

Lake George, NY— Eric J. Siy, president of the Lake George Association (LGA), has announced that he will be leaving his post at the end of the year. Siy successfully led the LGA through its merger with The FUND for Lake George in July 2021. Prior to his current position, Siy served as executive director of The FUND since 2012.

 

In making the announcement Siy said, “I could not be more pleased or proud of all we have accomplished and all we are now doing to make Lake George a working model for freshwater protection. Driving our breakthrough progress is a powerful combination of partnership, innovation, education, and direct investment, guided by science. It’s a tested formula that works.”

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

Lake George Association’s inaugural Lake Protector Summit set for June 22

Lake GeorgeLake George, NY – Everyone who cares about Lake George is invited to learn how to participate in protecting the lake from worsening threats, including harmful algal blooms (HABs), at the
Lake George Association’s inaugural Lake Protector Summit on Thursday, June 22, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center in Lake George Village.
Registration for this free event is now open at lakegeorgeassociation.org/lp-summit.

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

Lake George Association applauds Park Commission for new septic system inspection program

Lake George

The Lake George Association (LGA) this week applauded the Lake George Park Commission for taking a critically-important step toward the protection of Lake George with its new wastewater regulations and mandatory septic system inspection and pump-out program.  Read all the details on P. 13 of the New York State Register.

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Lake George Mourns Passing of LGA Vice Chairman and Business Leader Jeff Killeen

Vice Chairman and Business Leader Jeff Killeen

Lake George Association Issues Statement on the Passing of Vice Chairman and Business Leader Jeff Killeen

Lake George has lost one of its greatest champions and protectors. Jeff Killeen, vice-chairman of the Lake George Association, passed away this morning (Dec. 14, 2022). We all mourn the gravity of this loss. Tireless of vision, spirit, and commitment, Jeff gave all of himself to the Lake he loved. His deep passion for Lake George was contagious and inspiring, and united our community behind the Lake as only Jeff could — with grace, humor, and a steadfast belief in our shared ability to keep Lake George clear and clean.

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Approximately 200 Attend Lake George Association’s 7th Annual Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit

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.

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Lake George Association Seeks Volunteers for New AlgaeWatch Monitoring Program

LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George Association has launched a new citizen science program called AlgaeWatch and is seeking volunteers to monitor their favorite areas of the Lake for excessive algae growth and, especially, harmful algal blooms (HABs). Interested volunteers can sign up for the program at lakegeorgeassociation.org/algaewatch and also watch a new LGA educational video on the dangers posed by HABs and what can be done to prevent them.

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