ESSLA is an all-volunteer organization and we invite you to join our efforts to preserve, protect and improve the Schroon Lake watershed. The more volunteers we have, the more we can do. Even a small amount of your time makes a big difference to the lake we love!

Below we describe major activities and initiatives for which we are seeking additional volunteer assistance. If you would like to learn more about what you can do as an ESSLA Ambassador, please send a note to Tad Matley, ESSLA’s Vice President, at We look forward to hearing from you!

Critical Needs

  • Environmental expertise (aquatic or terrestrial)
  • Website expertise
  • General information technology expertise

Environmental and Watershed improvement (on the water)

  • Become a milfoil scout
  • Pull water samples for environmental testing
  • Lake Mapping team (with access to low HP boat)

Environmental and Watershed improvement (dry land)

  • Adopt a highway planning/events
  • Work on state/county/3rd party grants to fund lake projects
  • Provide environmental expertise

Social Events

  • Help at the ice cream social
  • Help with all aspects of the welcome back dinner (as needed by event leader)
  • Leading/Assisting with putting together/displaying a 4th of July float
  • Raffle Project-secure prizes and ticket sales

Information/Membership Growth

  • Floating classroom assistance/organization
  • New resident welcome package development and distribution
  • Website expertise/assistance
  • General information technology expertise
  • Assist with Pearl and Mini Pearl publications content/production
  • Contribute to ESSLA blog
  • New member recruitment
  • ADK garage sale
  • Craft fair booth