Antiquated and improperly maintained residential septic systems are creating a growing water-quality crisis across the Adirondack Park, according to a new report from the Adirondack Council. [Read more…] about Adirondack Organizations Call for Septic System Inspections, Repairs
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has recently protected 150 acres adjoining Prospect Mountain in the south basin of Lake George. The property includes the headwaters of a main branch of West Brook, one of Lake George’s largest tributaries. In total, more than one mile of stream corridor has been protected. [Read more…] about 150 Acres on Prospect Mt & West Brook at Lake George Protected
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) recently purchased 154 acres in the Town of Putnam, in the northeast region of Lake George. The land was purchased from the Rota and Rota-Poulin family, who had stewarded the property for multiple generations. [Read more…] about 154 Acres Added to Lake George Sucker Brook Preserve
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they will begin closing the gates at the Million Dollar Beach, Mossy Point and Rogers Rock boat launches on Lake George on April 15th, to increase protections from aquatic invasive species. The overnight closure will continue through December 15th. [Read more…] about Lake George Boat Launch Season Narrowing
The Sembrich has announced the launch of A Winter at Bay View, a new online exhibit highlighting winter scenes by Lake George photographer Fred Thatcher. [Read more…] about Winter On Lake George: A Virtual Photography Exhibit
Lake George lost a champion a half-century ago when the 91-year-old Charles H. Tuttle, the man who The Lake George Association honored as “Mr. Lake George,” died January 26th, 1971.
“His love for Lake George was an inspiration to all, including strangers as well as close friends,” the Ticonderoga Sentinel reported on February 4th. [Read more…] about Charles Tuttle: FDR Opponent, Lake George Advocate
Who is Isaac Jogues? Before we address this question, we should acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land when I write this article – the Iroquois Confederacy and the Algonquians – and pay our respect to their elders’ past, present and emerging. [Read more…] about Isaac Jogues: Man On A Mission
is how she saw it
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beneath the stump
of half-eaten pine cones
Despite record numbers of COVID deaths nationally, organizers of a new WinterFest are inviting tourists to visit Lake George’s bars and restaurants over four weekends of February according to an announcement sent to the press Tuesday.
Organizers of the Lake George Winter Carnival, which has been held since 1961, announced in November that their event was cancelled over concerns for the safety of volunteers and visitors. That Winter Carnival typically packs the village’s bars and restaurant and is a major boon for business owners. [Read more…] about New Lake George ‘Winterfest’ Planned Amid Record COVID Cases
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Forest Rangers Make Rescue in Lake George Wild Forest