January 12, 2021
This announcement was published prior to the merger of the LGA with The FUND for Lake George in June 2021.
Recognizing Outstanding Work In His Field
LGA Project Manager Randy Rath was named 2020 Conservationist of the Year by the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District.
“I’ve spent many years working with the staff at Soil and Water,” said Randy, “and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this award. Receiving it is humbling.”
The award is given out each year by Warren County Soil and Water “to recognize an individual or organization for being outstanding in their work in the field of natural resources conservation.” It was announced in late November and was given to Randy on December 14. Because of COVID restrictions, the full ceremony and award luncheon was canceled, and Randy went to the district office to receive his award.
“It is a well-deserved honor,” said Walt Lender, the LGA’s Executive Director. “Randy puts his heart and soul into water quality protection projects on Lake George. We couldn’t be more proud of him, and the LGA is pleased to see the community and his peers recognize his significant accomplishments.”
“Randy spends his life planning, organizing and performing these projects that make the Lake cleaner now and better protected for the future,” said Pete Menzies, President of the LGA Board of Directors. “The LGA Board knows how hard he works, and how his knowledge and talent bring the ideas to fruition.”
Mark Brown, Chairman of the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District, noted in his nomination letter that “Randy understands the importance of local lakes, streams and our natural resources and works with the District for project ideas and the implementation of projects for protection of these critical features.”
“The District believes that Randy’s willingness, his foresight when it comes to conservation projects and his support of resource protection is absolutely essential for the longterm sustainability and improvement of our local natural resources.”
For more information, please call (518) 668-3558 or see the wealth of information on our updated website at http://www.LakeGeorgeAssociation.org
The Lake George Association is the oldest and most experienced lake protection organization in the country, whose 2,000+ members support water quality protection, water quality monitoring, education, invasive species protection, and lake-friendly living programs that benefit the watershed from Lake George Village to Ticonderoga.
All the money raised by the Lake George Association goes to projects and programs that benefit the Lake and the watershed, protecting Lake George water quality now and in the future.