This spring will mark the beginning of a second season of Lake George’s mandatory boat inspection program. Lake George Park Commission Executive Director Dave Wick said 2014 was a successful first year.
The Lake George Land Conservancy, based in Bolton Landing, is one of several groups dedicated to protecting Lake George. Recently the organization announced Jamie Brown would take the helm after the retirement of former Executive Director Nancy Williams.
The Warren County legislature has given its “full support” to Lake George Park Commission Executive Director David Wick, who has been placed on administrative leave after an effort by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration to remove him.
Advocates for Lake George are taking steps to monitor and prevent the spread of an invasive species along the lakeshore that could threaten native butterfly populations.
Kristen Rohne, Education Coordinatior for the Lake George Association, said while her organization was checking on a native-plant buffer garden at the Rainbow Beach Homeowners Association in the Town of Bolton, a homeowner asked her team to take a closer look at a plant he hadn’t seen before, growing along the shoreline.
The Fourth of July weekend is an important economic boon for one of upstate New York’s most popular vacation destinations.
Michael Consuelo, Executive Director of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday afternoon, if you want to drive into town on Route 9, you’ll be sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
“It’s very promising, a lot of folks on the street, Million Dollar Beach is pretty crowded. We’re getting ready for a very busy weekend and it seems like some folks have really taken advantage of this nice weather,” said Consuelo.
On May 15th, the Lake George Park Commission’s mandatory inspection program for boats and trailers will begin. This week, the Park Commission began training the inspectors that will be working to prevent invasive species from entering the lake.
WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Park Commission executive director David Wick about the training and the inspection program.