News

News prior to June 30,2021 may reference The FUND for Lake George, which merged with the LGA in June, 2021.

  • June 6, 2023

    Momentum Grows for New Lake Protector Web App

    The hard launch of the LGA's Lake Protector™ web app on May 17, 2023, brought a flurry of positive press, and, even better, a large swath of new registrations for this digital tool that evaluates the physical characteristics of developed properties in the Lake George watershed and offers science-based recommendations to protect the Lake.

  • June 5, 2023

    New LGA Exhibit at Lake George Visitor Center Opens

    Take a video tour of the LGA’s “Our Lake — Our Future” exhibit at the Lake George Village Visitor Center at 1 Beach Road. The installation provides an overview of the unique aspects of Lake George, along with a spectacular oversized photo of the Lake by Carl Heilman II. Visitors can also watch a video about why and how everyone is a Lake Protector™, read about the LGA’s Science-to-Solutions™ approach to Lake protection, and sign up for The Floating Classroom.

  • May 23, 2023

    Meet the New Generation of Lake Protector Leadership

    MAY 18, 2023—It was a high-energy, deep-commitment evening at The Inn of Lake George. The LGA’s first gathering of next-generation professionals in support of protecting Lake George surfaced strong connection to and sense of responsibility for the Lake. 

  • May 16, 2023

    New LGA Lake Protector App Empowers Everyone to Protect Lake George

    The Lake George Association (LGA) is excited to announce the launch of a web app that provides residential and commercial property owners across the Lake’s watershed with a detailed evaluation of how their property’s physical characteristics may be impacting Lake George. Accompanying the analysis is a personalized, science-based recommendations people can implement to protect water quality.

  • April 24, 2023

    A Clear Explanation of How a Septic System Works

    This is the first in a series of four articles in Lake George Living magazine to help us all understand the connection between septic systems and the health of the Lake and our community. It was co-authored by Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper, and Doug Wholey, owner of Ideal Excavating and Certified Septic Inspector, for the April 2023 issue.

  • April 21, 2023

    With Sadness and Gratitude, the LGA Marks the Passing of J. Buckley “Buck” Bryan

    For his vision and perseverance, his energy and generosity, his life-long love of our Lake, we at the Lake George Association are deeply saddened by the passing of Buck Bryan on April 16, 2023.

  • April 19, 2023

    “It Will Take Everyone” to Protect Lake George

    The increasing pressure on the water quality of our Lake calls for increased protection, said LGA president Eric Siy during an Earth Week interview with News10 ABC on April 18, 2023. The Lake Protector initiative, created by the LGA in 2022, addresses this mounting need.

  • April 12, 2023

    New Septic System Inspection Program Is Official!

    The Lake George Park Commission has taken a critically important step toward the enduring protection of Lake George with its new wastewater regulations and mandatory septic system inspection and pump-out program. Congratulations and thank you to the Commissioners and LGPC staff!

  • April 4, 2023

    LGA Welcomes Home Lake George Native Nancy Hawley as Director of Marketing and Communications

    Few family names are as synonymous with Lake George and its protection as Hawley. Now, that proud family tradition is entering a new era, as the Lake George Association has named Lake George native and longtime New York City publishing and digital marketing executive Nancy Hawley as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Lake’s preeminent protection organization.

  • April 4, 2023

    LGA calls on NY State to triple funding to Lake George Park Commission

    LGA President Eric Siy urged Gov. Hochul and the New York State Legislature to significantly increase funding for the Lake George Park Commission during a recent interview on The Capitol Pressroom public radio program.

  • March 27, 2023

    Daily Gazette Urges State to Withdraw Lake George Herbicide Application

    The (Schenectady) Daily Gazette is calling for New York State to consider the many scientific concerns raised by the Lake George Association, Lake George Waterkeeper, local municipalities, and worried citizens, and withdraw its application to use a chemical herbicide in the Lake for the first time ever.

  • March 21, 2023

    Times Union to New York State: Lake George No Place For Risky Science Experiment

    The Albany Times Union is once again standing with the Lake George Association, Lake George Waterkeeper, local municipalities and thousands of concerned citizens in opposing New York State’s proposed first-ever use of a chemical herbicide in Lake George.

  • March 16, 2023

    LGA and Waterkeeper Document Flaws in Latest Herbicide Permit Applications

    Continuing their effort to stop the first-ever use of a chemical herbicide in Lake George without proper scientific analysis of potential consequences, the Lake George Association and Lake George Waterkeeper today provided New York State regulators with detailed comments as to why the latest herbicide permit applications from the Lake George Park Commission are seriously flawed and should be deemed incomplete.

  • March 13, 2023

    LG Mirror: Court Voids Permits to Kill Milfoil with Herbicide

    Lake George Mirror Editor Anthony F. Hall recently authored this report on the New York State Supreme Court ruling invalidating the Adirondack Park Agency’s 2022 approval of permits to treat 7.6 acres of Eurasian watermilfoil with the herbicide ProcellaCOR.

  • March 8, 2023

    LGA Welcomes Jaimi DeFeo as Education for Action Programs Manager

    The Lake George Association has appointed environmental educator Jaimi DeFeo as Manager of its new Education for Action Program. This purpose-driven program is dedicated to helping property owners throughout the Lake George Watershed, as well as members of the regional business community and the public, understand the environmental challenges facing Lake George and how to participate in Lake protection.

  • March 3, 2023

    Court Rules in Favor of LGA/Waterkeeper Challenge to Herbicide Permits

    New York State Supreme Court Justice Robert Muller has issued a decision prohibiting the use of the chemical herbicide ProcellaCOR in Lake George until such time that the Adirondack Park Agency holds an adjudicatory hearing on the potential adverse impacts and finds the proposed use to be safe for the Lake.

  • February 24, 2023

    Lake George Waterkeeper Tells Look TV Herbicide Proposal is Too Risky

    Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky recently joined Jesse Jackson of Look TV for an in-depth interview about the many unanswered scientific questions surrounding the proposed first-ever use of a chemical herbicide in Lake George.

  • February 24, 2023

    LGA President Addresses Herbicide Concerns on The Capitol Pressroom Radio Show

    LGA President Eric Siy recently discussed our serious concerns about the many unanswered scientific questions surrounding the proposed first-ever use of a chemical herbicide in Lake George with David Lombardo of The Capitol Pressroom radio program.

  • February 3, 2023

    Urge Gov. Hochul to Ask LG Park Commission to Slow Down on Herbicide Push

    The Lake George Association and Lake George Waterkeeper are once again asking you to help protect Lake George from the first-ever use of a chemical herbicide.

  • January 31, 2023

    Controversial Herbicide Proposal is Back

    Despite the opposition of more than 4,500 concerned citizens last summer, and a pending
    Feb. 17 hearing in New York State Supreme Court in Warren County, the Lake George Park
    Commission is once again submitting an application to the Adirondack Park Agency and the
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to use the herbicide ProcellaCOR
    in the Lake for the treatment of Eurasian watermilfoil.