Do It Yourself Water Quality

A Guide to Property Management that Protects Lake George

Do It Yourself Water Quality (DIY) recommends ways for property owners and local municipalities to mitigate negative impacts of land use on Lake George. The award-winning guide provides illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to build shoreline and stream buffers, how to plant rain gardens that help treat and control stormwater runoff, and how to design and maintain septic systems. DIY also details the importance of preserving wetlands and the serious consequences–to water and wildlife habitat–of using fertilizers, harsh pesticides and herbicides. Together, DIY stewardship practices help reduce pollution entering Lake George while adding beauty and value.