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Lake George has never needed you more — at your home, your business or on the Lake. Become a Lake Protector now and help us tackle unprecedented and intensifying threats.

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Through your direct participation and the LGA’s world-class science, advocacy, and education programs, we’ll succeed in making Lake George a global model for freshwater protection.

Harmful Algal Blooms and the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid invasive species threaten to permanently degrade Lake George.

  • Harmful Algal Bloom at Lake George in 2020

    Harmful Algal Blooms

    HABs are now periodically turning some locations of the Lake’s surface a previously unimaginable green, a visible warning that demands concerted action.

  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid infestation

    Photos by Pat Bly of Adirondack Research

    Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

    Hemlock Woolly Adelgids are attacking the trees that cleanse and cool our Lake, with potentially serious consequences to water quality.

We simply cannot allow these threats to take away all we love about Lake George, and all the economic benefits the Lake brings to our region. It’s time for all of us to act.

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It will be the most important step you can take to protect our Lake.

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The Science of Lake Protection is Working

The protective actions we are asking you to take on behalf of Lake George are based on world-leading freshwater science and research conducted by the Lake George Waterkeeper and the Jefferson Project, our uniquely powerful partnership with IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Latest News

  • June 13, 2022

    Court Grants Preliminary Injunction on Use of Chemical Herbicide in Lake George

    New York State Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Muller today issued a preliminary injunction on the Lake George Park Commission’s planned use of the chemical herbicide ProcellaCOR in the Lake in an effort to control Eurasian watermilfoil. The injunction was requested by the LGA, Waterkeeper and fellow petitioners the Town of Hague and Lake George property owner Helena G. Rice.

  • June 8, 2022

    Court Considering LGA/Waterkeeper Request for Preliminary Injunction on Chemical Herbicide Use

    Oral arguments were heard in New York State Supreme Court in Warren County on Wednesday, June 8, as the LGA, Lake George Waterkeeper and other petitioners sought a preliminary injunction preventing the first-ever use of a chemical herbicide in the Lake this spring. The Court is expected to render its decision on the request by Wednesday, June 15.

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