In 1966, in the living rooms of a few concerned citizens residing on the east shore of Schroon Lake, ESSLA was born, These pro-active citizens saw what the impact humanity was having on waters and lands surrounding Schroon Lake and decided to do something about it.
Today ESSLA boasts numerous programs, initiatives and activities from local to State. Our volunteer Ambassadors are involved in our Adopt-a-Highway program, boat inspection and decontamination, sifting for Asian clams, scouting the lake and river for aquatic invasives, setting up and manning booths, fundraising and educating folks on the ever-increasing threats invasives pose to our environment.
Our Board members oversee the Scout Program, Lake Steward Program, monitor water quality, verify the milfoil collection work of Aquatic Invasive Management group, attend training programs and conferences, participate in water runoff and septic programs. ESSLA partners with local municipalities, non-profit lake associations, Adirondack Park Association, and many State departments and organizations.
Why do so many community members participate in ESSLA? So we can swim, fish and boat in our pristine waters. So we can watch the eagles landing in the trees of Brill Island. And to preserve this very special place for those yet to be born.
We thank you all for your tireless work, your enduring support, your membership and your financial contributions. We wouldn’t be here without you!
We will celebrate our 50 years of caretaking with a Golden Anniversary twist on the Annual Pasta Dinner. It will be held on Sunday June 5, 2016 at Jimbo’s. Dinner will be served family style and include beef, chicken, fish, potato and vegetable. There will be entertainment, basket raffles and a multimedia presentation.
We look forward to celebrating with you!