• Collecting Purple Loosestrife Bugs

    Yesterday [June 8, 2016] was a wonderful success in capturing tiny little Galerucella beetles to offer them a brand new beautiful home on Schroon Lake. A group of ESSLA members, assisted by Nick Rowell of Warren County Soil & Water, drove north to find a patch of these voracious beetles.

  • Bodies in Motion

    Bodies in Motion Stay Healthy and Live Better with Outdoor Exercise You want to stay healthy and live better, not just for yourself but for everyone who cares about you. Maintaining heart health requires regular exercise, proper diet and good lifestyle choices. Living in the Adirondacks is like having an

  • Found: Section of wood dock washed ashore

    A section of pressure treated dock (approximately 5 feet x 6 feet) washed up on my beach. I am located on Porter Road, 1/2 mile north of the General store. The owner can reach me (John) at 845-616-2688 or jdj0212@gmail.com. Thanks!

  • Adirondack Initiative – North Warren

    You are invited to attend a press conference to announce an important regional strategic partnership hosted by The Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area and the Himoff Family of Brant Lake. Tuesday, June 7th at 10am at Suzie Q’s Restaurant, 148 Tannery Rd., Brant Lake NY 12815. The Family

  • Purple Loosestrife Management Program

    ESSLA Board Member and Chair of the Committee on Terrestrials and Adopt-A-Highway, Elli Muller, will be working with Warren County Soil and Water and Essex County Soil and Water collecting Purple Loosestrife beetles.  She is putting out the call for volunteers to help collect the bugs and place onto the

  • Managing 73 Billion Gallons of H20

    Lake Water Level and the Starbuckville Dam Schroon Lake was formed when glacial rubble dammed an ancient valley, creating a 4,000-acre, 9-mile long basin. Actually there are two basins, separated by “The Narrows.” The watershed surrounding our lake is 202,575 acres, going from lake elevation of 807 feet to its summit

  • Clean Water and Air

    Clean water is without a doubt the most important ecological and economic resource in the Adirondack Park. Our many ponds, lakes, rivers and streams provide for habitat, drinking water and recreation. Property values are intrinsically tied to the water bodies they border.  Acidification from air pollution has for long wreaked

  • ADK Lakes Alliance Finds Strength in Numbers

    Lake and river associations within the Adirondack Park have long been the first responders in identifying and combating threats to our water quality and riparian ecosystems.  Local governments are being significantly challenged by the potential economic impact these threats pose. There are some 235 lakes, rivers and ponds within our

  • Lake Level Monitoring

    ESSLA Board member Rich Nawrot continues a dialogue with USGS hydrologist Gary Wall on lake level monitoring. Once the data we have available is analyzed, the hydrologist will come up and present his findings and conduct a discussion/meeting on the lake level issue.  That meeting is now set with the

  • Road Salt – The Next Acid Rain?

    While salt (sodium chloride) is great on an ear of corn, road salt is very bad for our Lake and River. You might think that since our lake ‘flushes’ itself every five months or so that it would not be a problem for us, but indeed it is. Most Adirondack