Annual Lake Protector Summit

Friday, June 14, 2024, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
YMCA Camp Chingachgook

In person attendance is sold out, but virtual attendance is still open!

Mark your calendars! This year’s Lake Protector Summit on June 14th at Camp Chingachgook is designed for residents, visitors, and businesses who love, rely on, and seek to protect Lake George. 

During this free event, you’ll learn about the significant threats to Lake George, what the LGA and other local organizations are doing to help, and actions you can take to help keep the lake clean and clear. 


  • What is the hemlock woolly adelgid and how is it threatening our forests? (Presented by Tammara Van Ryn of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program) 
  • What is The Jefferson Project and how is Lake George a “smart lake”? Will technology and big data help preserve water quality? And what are harmful algal blooms (HABs) and why does Lake George have them? (Presented by Brian Mattes of The Jefferson Project) 
  • What is stormwater pollution and how does it affect the lake? What mitigation projects are being done on both private and public land? (Presented by Jim Lieberum of Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District) 
  • How does your septic system work? (Presented by the Lake George Waterkeeper, Chris Navitsky)
  • Why are increasing chloride levels bad for the lake? How can you reduce your winter salt application? (Presented by Phill Sexton of WIT Advisers, LLC) 
  • What can you personally do to help mitigate these water quality threats? 

After presentations, you will have the opportunity to meet and engage with these subject experts and LGA staff.  

Interested in last year’s Summit? Watch the webinar here.  

Event notes and registration: 

  • When: Friday, June 14, 2024  
    • Check-in and light breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
    • Program: 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Offered both in-person and online 
    • In-person: Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY  
    • Online: YouTube Live Stream
  • Who: Everyone who loves Lake George- residents, businesses, and visitors 
  • Cost: Free! There is no charge to attend this event