News

  • September 18, 2023

    100+ people and businesses Clean Up Lake George

    LAKE GEORGE — It was the best kind of crowd scene on the Village Pier in Shepard Park on Sunday morning, September 16, with more than 100 people showing up to Clean Up Lake George.

  • September 6, 2023

    Bay by Bay Events Attract 1,000+ Residents to Protect Lake George

    LAKE GEORGE — This summer’s Bay by Bay program brought together more than 1,000 lakeside residents at nine different events up and down Lake George, aimed at fostering a culture of commitment to Lake protection by those whose actions will make a lasting difference.

  • September 1, 2023

    Exquisite Table Gifted to the LGA

    LAKE GEORGE — We can’t stop gazing at the furniture masterpiece made and gifted to us by master craftsman Al Rider. This American black walnut table, with inlays of curly maple, now stands front and center in the LGA office at 2392 State Hwy 9N. We are honored.

  • August 9, 2023

    Lake George Association President to Leave at End of 2023

    LAKE GEORGE — Eric J. Siy, president of the Lake George Association (LGA), has announced that he will be leaving his post at the end of the year. Siy successfully led the LGA through its merger with The FUND for Lake George in July 2021. Prior to his current position Siy served as executive director of The FUND since 2012.

  • July 27, 2023

    Grant Awarded for 2024 Floating Classroom

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) recently awarded a grant of nearly $30,000 toward operation of the LGA’s Floating Classroom in 2024. The grant — the tenth for the Floating Classroom in the past 12 years — offsets half of the program’s costs. This enables the LGA to host students, residents, and area visitors at no- or low-cost on its Lake Protection cruises on Lake George.

  • July 5, 2023

    Lake George Mirror: "HABs — The Problem Is Us"

    Lake George Mirror editor Tony Hall didn't pull any punches in his June 30, 2023 cover story. "The problem is us," he wrote. "Stormwater runoff is something that can be abated immediately, by the residents and business owners of the Lake George watershed."

  • June 30, 2023

    What’s on Auction at the 2023 LGA Gala

    Many will bid, but only eight will win these truly extraordinary items that go on auction July 14, 2023, at the LGA Gala, hosted at The Sagamore Resort. Scroll through the offerings—from rare boats to Broncos to a private island dinner—and dare to dream. 

  • June 30, 2023

    First Lake Protector Summit Draws a Full House

    June 22, 2023 — A clearly committed group of 135 people from the Lake George area showed up for the LGA’s inaugural Lake Protector Summit, which ran from 9 am-11 am at the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center.

  • June 30, 2023

    Waterkeeper Looks to Local Government to Keep Unprotected Wetlands Safe

    In light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sackett vs. EPA on May 25, 2023, Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky says he will work more closely with municipal governments to protect wetlands that are no longer covered by the Clean Water Act or under Adirondack Park Agency jurisdiction.

  • June 30, 2023

    Half of Septic Systems Didn’t Pass First Round of LGPC Inspections

    Basin-wide septic system inspections are already helping to protect Lake George. Of the 26 inspections scheduled in April and May by the Lake George Park Commission (LGPC), nine septic systems passed, eight failed, three were substandard, and six could not be completed.

  • 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.