News

  • October 27, 2022

    LGA AlgaeWatcher Spots Suspicious Algal Bloom

    Our new AlgaeWatch program is working!

    One of our volunteer AlgaeWatchers has notified the LGA and NYSDEC of a suspicious concentration of cyanobacteria along the shoreline of Basin Bay, which is now being studied by scientists with The Jefferson Project, the environmental research collaboration between the LGA, RPI and IBM Research.

  • October 21, 2022

    LGA Says “Vote Yes” on Environmental Bond Act

    This Election Day, New York State voters will have the opportunity to approve $4.2 billion in bonds for projects that will safeguard the environment, natural resources and water infrastructure, and help mitigate climate change.

  • October 21, 2022

    LGA Seeks Volunteers for New AlgaeWatch Monitoring Program

    The Lake George Association has launched a new citizen science program called AlgaeWatch and is seeking volunteers to monitor their favorite areas of the Lake for excessive algae growth and, especially, harmful algal blooms (HABs).

  • October 20, 2022

    Approximately 200 Attend LGA’s Road Salt Reduction Summit

    Approximately 200 elected officials, municipal highway crew members, business owners, scientists and not-for-profit leaders gathered in Lake George and online on Thursday, Oct. 13, for the LGA’s Seventh Annual Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit. The day-long event provided presentations and demonstrations on keeping winter roads, driveways and parking areas safe while reducing the cost and environmental consequences of road salt use.

  • October 10, 2022

    Daily Gazette Invites You to “Get to Know” LGA’s Monika LaPlante

    LGA Managing Program Director Monika LaPlante was recently featured in The Daily Gazette’s “Getting to Know …” series spotlighting “people making a difference in the lives of others.” Get to know Monika a little better and learn why protecting Lake George has been a lifelong ambition.

  • October 3, 2022

    International Clean Water Advocate to Speak at Road Salt Reduction Summit in Lake George

    One of the world’s foremost authorities on the importance of clean water will bring his passion and perspective to the shores of Lake George on Thursday, Oct. 13, as the keynote speaker for the Lake George Association’s seventh annual Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit.

  • September 23, 2022

    LGA Names Lake George Native Monika LaPlante to Newly Created Role of Managing Program Director

    The Lake George Association has appointed Lake George native and accomplished environmental project manager Monika LaPlante to the newly created position of Managing Program Director.

  • September 12, 2022

    LGA Commends State for Newly Proposed Lake George Wastewater Regulations

    The Lake George Association commends Gov. Kathy Hochul, the Commissioners of the Lake Park Commission, the members of the Commission’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Septic Systems, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for taking a historic step toward sustainable water quality protection with the newly proposed Lake George wastewater management regulations.

  • September 8, 2022

    LGA Board Elects Pete Menzies as Chairman, Jeff Killeen as Vice Chairman

    The Board of Directors of the Lake George Association (LGA), the preeminent protector of the Queen of American Lakes, has elected Pete Menzies as Chairman.

  • August 1, 2022

    LGA Seeking Boaters for Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring Weekend

    We're calling on boating enthusiasts up and down the Lake to come together on August 19-21 to inspect more than 100 locations for aquatic invasive species.

  • July 6, 2022

    Classic 1929 Chris-Craft Wooden Boat to be Auctioned by LGA

    LGA Chairman Jeff Killeen Donates Prized Collectible in Support of Lake-Protection Programs

  • June 13, 2022

    Court Grants Preliminary Injunction on Use of Chemical Herbicide in Lake George

    New York State Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Muller today issued a preliminary injunction on the Lake George Park Commission’s planned use of the chemical herbicide ProcellaCOR in the Lake in an effort to control Eurasian watermilfoil. The injunction was requested by the LGA, Waterkeeper and fellow petitioners the Town of Hague and Lake George property owner Helena G. Rice.

  • June 8, 2022

    Court Considering LGA/Waterkeeper Request for Preliminary Injunction on Chemical Herbicide Use

    Oral arguments were heard in New York State Supreme Court in Warren County on Wednesday, June 8, as the LGA, Lake George Waterkeeper and other petitioners sought a preliminary injunction preventing the first-ever use of a chemical herbicide in the Lake this spring. The Court is expected to render its decision on the request by Wednesday, June 15.

  • May 31, 2022

    LGA Receives $300,000 Grant from William Randolph Hearst Foundation

    The Lake George Association, architect and leader of the partner-driven, science-to-solutions approach to protecting Lake George water quality, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to share its model for success with freshwater researchers and communities around the world and make Lake George a global destination for freshwater protection research and solutions.

  • May 27, 2022

    LGA Summer Gala Returns After Two-year Hiatus

    The LGA Summer Gala will be held on Saturday, July 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. under an open-air tent at The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George Village. The LGA is the preeminent Lake George-protection organization and proceeds will support its many science-guided research, direct protection, property owner assistance, and community education programs.

  • May 18, 2022

    LGPC Agrees to Hold Off on Proposed Chemical Herbicide Use Until Court Can Rule on LGA’s Request for Preliminary Injunction

    As a result of the legal action filed last week by the Lake George Association, Lake George Waterkeeper, the town of Hague and a lakeside resident, the Lake George Park Commission has agreed in New York State Supreme Court in Warren County to refrain from any use of the chemical herbicide ProcellaCOR in the Lake prior to June 15, 2022.

  • May 13, 2022

    Lake George Association and Lake George Waterkeeper Statement on Filing of Lawsuit Seeking to Void Chemical Herbicide Permits

    The Lake George Association and Lake George Waterkeeper have joined with the town of Hague and a lakeside resident to file a lawsuit against the Adirondack Park Agency, Lake George Park Commission and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation seeking to annul the permits issued by the APA for the first-ever use of a chemical herbicide to control Eurasian watermilfoil in Lake George this spring.

  • April 26, 2022

    LGA/Waterkeeper Statement on Park Commission's Approval of Herbicide Use

    This is a sad day for Lake George. The Lake George Park Commission has abdicated its responsibility to protect the Queen of American Lakes by voting, by a margin of 6-2, to use a chemical herbicide, ProcellaCOR, in the Lake this spring despite a striking lack of independent scientific data about potential adverse impacts to Lake George water quality, human health, and aquatic plant and animal life.

  • April 19, 2022

    LGA/Waterkeeper Statement on Park Agency’s Approval of Toxic Chemical Herbicide in Lake George

    The Lake George Association and Lake George Waterkeeper have issued a statement expressing extreme disappointment in the Adirondack Park Agency’s April 14 approval of a Lake George Park Commission proposal to use a toxic chemical herbicide in Lake George.

  • April 13, 2022

    Albany Times Union Urges APA: Don’t Hurt Lake George

    The Albany Times-Union newspaper joined the chorus of voices urging the Adirondack Park Agency and Lake George Park Commission to halt plans to use a toxic chemical herbicide on the Lake.