The new book Stewards of the Water: Protecting Lake George (Warren County Historical Society, 2022), compiled by the Assembly Point Water Quality Coalition with chapters written by several prominent area authors, is a history of water conservation efforts on Lake George, encompassing the early 20th century activist efforts of Stoddard, Apperson, Langmuir, and Loines as well as modern day stewards such as the Fund for Lake George, the Lake George Waterkeeper, Lake George Park Commission, Lake George Land Conservancy, and local municipalities.
Today, Lake George faces many challenges, ranging from invasive species to harmful algal blooms. The dedication of local people, organizations, and state and local government, as portrayed in this book, underscore the urgency of defending and saving the “Queen of American Lakes.” Local artist Tom Ryan of Queensbury painted original watercolors for each of the book’s ten chapters.
The Warren County Historical Society will be hosting a book launch for Stewards of the Water: Protecting Lake George on Saturday, July 16th, from 11 am to 2 pm, at their headquarters, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury.
The event will feature original works by Tom Ryan, along with prints. Historians, authors, and contributors of the chapters – including WCHS Director Teri Podnorszki Rogers and Queensbury Town supervisor John Strough – will also be on hand to sign copies of the book, which will be available for $20.
Dave Wallace says
How can i get a copy ?