Lake-Friendly Living

Protecting Lake George from Land is Everyone's Job.

Lake-Friendly Living isn't just for those who live on the shores of Lake George.

Stormwater flows into the Lake from the hillsides all around it — and can carry soil, nutrients, salt, pollution and other items that are detrimental to the Lake's water quality.

Septic systems need to be cleaned and kept properly in order to ensure Lake George stays clean.

Everyone in the watershed makes daily decisions that can affect the Lake — whether to fertilize and what fertilizer to use, cleaning pathways and driveways, using septic systems, building or updating structures.

Let's be clear: Living lake-friendly isn't about giving up anything. It is about finding out what works for you and what works to protect the Lake.

Shoreline buffer

A buffer of native plants along the shoreline will stop stormwater from flowing into the Lake, which will stop pollutants and nutrients and other debris from causing problems with Lake George water quality.

From deciding whether or not to fertilize your lawn, how to pave your driveway with permeable pavement, or what new dishwasher to buy, there are many different ways to live lake-friendly. Our goal is to ensure that residents, visitors and businesses understand that your decisions and actions now help to protect the Lake now and for decades to come.

If we can give you ideas for your project or give you more information, please call us at 518-668-3558 or email the Lake George Association at [email protected].