ESSLA is a member-supported non-profit that was founded to preserve, protect and improve the waters and shorelines of the Schroon Lake/River area.
Our members include residents, visitors and organizations sharing a common goal of protecting the pristine natural beauty of Schroon Lake so it continues to be the “Pearl” of the Adirondacks for generations to come. Continual monitoring, identifying and harvesting of invasive species is the heart of our mission. Through the generous support of our members, volunteers and your financial contributions we can assure our lake remains pure. There a is timelessness and consistency that surrounds our lake and river that we as an organization are committed to maintaining at the highest level
Protect Our Waters From Invasive Species and New Threats
Schroon Lake currently maintains a well-balanced aquatic plant community; however, there are existing populations of invasive Eurasian milfoil and curly-leaf pondweed. Left unchecked it can take over a lake in a few short years, impacting fishing, swimming and boating. ESSLA’s “Milfoil Scout Program” along with a professional surveillance and harvesting program actively manages these invasive species with tremendous success, yet the problem still persists.
Educational Programs on Aquatic Health and SafetySchroon Lake/River is a beautiful and vibrant body of water that offers a variety of recreational and aesthetic opportunities. Our enjoyment of these waters depends on the quality of the lake itself. ESSLA is active in research and implementing new methods to address current and potential threats to the lake, river and water quality. Join our floating classroom to learn about lake protection and ecology and what you can do to help keep our lake healthy. Click here to view upcoming meeting dates.
Outreach and Collaboration with State and Local OrganizationsESSLA is at the forefront of a shared vision to protect Schroon Lake/River. We have been recognized for our outstanding local stewardship programs, such as The Conservationist of the Year Award, 2010. ESSLA members’ knowledge, experience, dedication and hard work in collaboration with municipalities, state and local agencies and organizations is committed to the long-term protection, management and preservation of Schroon Lake/River.
Board of Directors
914-456-3325In 2012 Stephen retired and joined the board. For forty years prior to then he was a senior partner at a law…
9144752654Karen is the founder of Schmieder & Meister Court Reporting and Legal Support Services and co-founder of Karavida Broadcast TV + Video Production…
518.423.9028Eric Messer joined the ESSLA Board in 2016. He lives locally with his wife Karalie and their two children. Eric works at…