The Adirondack Lake Alliance has announced their annual symposium has been set for Friday, August 5th, at Paul Smith’s College. This year’s theme is theme is “Coming Together for the Good of Our Lakes.”
The symposium will feature an update from Dr. Dan Kelting, executive director of the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute, on the progress of the Adirondack Road Salt Reduction Task Force. Also featured is Chris Mikolajczyk, the current president of the North American Lake Management Society and senior aquatic ecologist at PrincetonHydro. Chris will present about the benefits to lake associations from developing a comprehensive lake management plan.
There will be a resource fair featuring regional organizations and agencies and a series of small group presentations focusing on three key topics. The first covers aquatic invasive species management tools including herbicide treatment and details about the new NYS Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Certification Program. The second topic is about on-site wastewater systems on our lake shores, specifically looking at impacts and solutions. The final topic will discuss community education and training resources for lake association members, specifically engaging youth, residents, and other members of the public.
The symposium will take place from 8:30 am to 4 pm, and is open to all members of the public. There is a $25 fee to register. For more information or to register, click here.
Photo by Guy Middleton.