Join the LGA’s AlgaeWatch Program & Help Protect Our Lake

The Lake George Association needs Lake-loving volunteers to “adopt” areas on the Lake and help us watch for excessive algae growth – particularly harmful algal blooms (HABs).

As a vital member of the AlgaeWatch program, you will monitor shoreline or near-shore areas around your home or business, or other Lake areas you frequent, to document the growth of algae and report your findings to the LGA. This information helps us identify algae problems and develop science-guided solutions. If you spot a HAB, you’ll also notify the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn from LGA staff members the basics of a HAB, some of the things you can do on your property to help prevent them, and how to join our Algae Watch program to help spot any suspicious blooms, should they occur.

LGA AlgaeWatchers receive email alerts from us any time water and weather conditions are especially conducive to HAB formation, as well as notifications of any ongoing HABs. Your reports will play an integral role in helping us document the extent of an ongoing bloom and guide the establishment of Jefferson Project HAB sampling locations.

Excessive algae growth is a serious and growing threat to Lake George water quality. A major HAB, like those that have devastated other lakes and lake-based economies across the country, is something we all want to avoid.

You can help! Volunteer for AlgaeWatch now.

If you’re a property owner in the Lake George watershed, go even further and get a personalized Lake Protector Profile with steps you can take at your home or business to minimize algae growth in our Lake. Sign up as a Lake Protector today.