• How the Addendum Changes the Schroon Lake Watershed Management Plan, Part 2

    Through their 2019 Addendum, the Schroon Lake Steering Committee updated and expanded the Schroon Lake Watershed Management Plan in three fundamental ways. (You can read the Plan and the Addendum here.) This post looks at the second. The original Plan identified four “priority issues” for Schroon Lake:   stormwater runoff mitigation;  aquatic invasive species management and […]

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  • How the Addendum Changes the Schroon Lake Watershed Management Plan, Part 1

    Through their 2019 Addendum, the Schroon Lake Steering Committee updated and expanded the Schroon Lake Watershed Management Plan in three fundamental ways. (You can read the Plan and the Addendum here.) This post looks at the first. The original Watershed Management Plan focused almost entirely on the lake and shoreline. Recognizing that the lake is affected […]

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  • What is the Schroon Lake Steering Committee?

    In 2019 the Schroon Lake Steering Committee updated the Schroon Lake Watershed Management Plan in the form of an Addendum. You can read the original Plan and the Addendum here.  What is the Schroon Lake Steering Committee? When the Schroon Lake Watershed Management Plan was published in 2010, the Schroon Lake Steering Committee was formed as the […]

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  • Winning the Battle of Lake George

    The Glens Falls Chronicle reports that Lake George is winning its forever war against Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM). The war has already been long (30 years), and it won’t ever end. The war is also expensive, costing almost $500,000 per year just for harvesting the EWM that’s already in the lake. That figure doesn’t include the […]

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  • Under New Proposal, Lake Shore Towns Lose Revenues, But Still Pick Up the Bill

    By Anthony F. HallReprinted from lakegeorgemirror.com Property taxes in lake shore towns would increase “significantly” – perhaps by as much as 30% – if proposals now floated by some Warren County Supervisors were adopted, said Lake George Supervisor Dennis Dickinson. The proposals – to allocate the towns’ shares of sales tax revenues according to a […]

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  • Tom Luciano on the Starbuckville Dam

    Tom Luciano, Chairman and Commissioner of the Schroon Lake Park District, was the guest speaker at ESSLA’s June member meeting. He gave us a history of the dam, which is owned by the Schroon Lake Park District (SLPD) and controls the water level of the Schroon.  The taxing district was legislatively created and its board includes […]

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  • ESSLA in Action: Floating Classroom

    A boatful of passengers set sail from the Word of Life dock for a three-hour tour of Schroon Lake on ESSLA’s Floating Classroom on Wednesday, July 11. Their knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides were Jaimie and Jake of the Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI), an ESSLA partner. Before launch, Jaimie and Jake led their passengers through a hands-on […]

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  • Make a Splash for Schroon and Join ESSLA!

    Summer is here and Schroon Lake is beautiful. Will it stay that way? That is up to you and me. Protecting our lake, river and watershed is a job no one person can do alone. We need a team pulling together to protect this beautiful area. That team is the EAST SHORE SCHROON LAKE ASSOCIATION […]

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  • Off the Rails: Railcar Storage Controversy Update

    The Iowa Pacific Railroad appears to be running off the rails in the Adirondack Park. Iowa Pacific leases tracks between Corinth and North Creek from Warren County to operate a scenic passenger service. It also owns another 30 miles of tracks between North Creek and Tahawus, known as the Sanford Lake line. It’s on those […]

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  • Lake Steward Funding for 2019 and Beyond

    The grant currently funding boat stewards at Horicon launch runs out this year. BY STEPHEN EHLERS For the past three years ESSLA has been the beneficiary of a $100,000 State grant which has helped to pay for boat stewards at the DEC launch in Horicon.  That grant funding runs out this fall. To lay the […]

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