Act Now

The need to protect Lake George and its legendary water quality has never been greater. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are periodically turning the Lake’s surface a previously unimaginable green. Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is attacking the trees that cleanse and cool our Lake, with potentially serious consequences to water quality. Each action below will help you take meaningful steps to protect the Lake you love.

Lasting protection of Lake George will require the direct participation of everyone who loves the Lake. The LGA’s Lake-protection experts are looking forward to helping you on this journey. Become a Lake Protector now by creating your Personal Protection Profile or Log In to update your progress.

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    Stop Wastewater Pollution

    Wastewater, primarily from failing septic systems, can be a primary contributor to algae growth and an increased risk of HABs.

  • Rain garden to slow stormwater

    Reduce Stormwater Runoff

    Stormwater is already one of the greatest threats to water quality and more frequent and intense rainstorms are making it even worse.

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    Reduce Salt

    The acid rain of our time, excessive salt use is changing the Lake's water chemistry, which could impact our drinking water and aquatic species.

  • Boat washing station to remove invasive species

    Stop Invasive Species

    Our waters and forests could change drastically if we don't effectively stop invasive species from taking hold in the Lake George basin.

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    Monitor Water Quality

    The LGA’s Citizen Scientist program offers several ways for you to help us monitor Lake issues.

  • Bay by Bay event at Hullets Landing. LGA staff present latest to residents.

    Get Your Bay On Board

    The Bay-By-Bay initiative helps you organize your neighborhood to protect your bay.

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    Report Something

    If you see something concerning, use our reporting form and we'll investigate.