Protecting Our Adirondack Waters

“A Shared Conversation with Lake and River Associations, Local Government and State Agencies
on Infested Adirondack Waters”

Date: December 8
Time: 10am-2pm
Place: Horicon Town Hall, 6604 State Route 8, Brant Lake, NY 12815

This forum is designed to bring together lake and river associations, town officials, DEC, APA, APIPP and Soil and Water Conservation Districts staff in a round table discussion to review work being done on waterways infested with invasive species within the Adirondack region. While reports indicate that two thirds of our lakes and rivers remain invasive free, one third of Adirondack waters are infested with aquatic invasive species including Eurasian milfoil, water chestnut, asian clams, spiny water flea, curly leaf pondweed, all requiring substantial financial investments by lake and river associations and state and local government to contain and control their spread.

The emphasis of this forum will be to provide participants the opportunity to exchange information regarding management practices that appear to be leading to successful results as well as to consider factors that appear to be hindering the progress on some of our lakes and rivers. Because of its presence on so many of our infested waters, the primary focus of this discussion will be on Eurasian milfoil.

Our plan is to maximize participant participation incorporating the following discussion topics:
1) Ongoing aquatic invasive threat to our water ways
2) Lake management strategies in addressing aquatic invasive species:

Upper Saranac
Minerva
Lake George
Ausable River

3) Open discussion by participants on other lake initiatives
4) What are the factors inhibiting our efforts and how should we best approach these issues?
5) Regulations for 2017
DEC
APA
6) ALA efforts on behalf of lake and river associations

We look forward to having you join us for this important conversation. Working together, sharing best practices and resources should aid all of us in our efforts to protect our waters. Lunch is on us and we hope you will be at the table.

For our planning purposes would you please reply by email or complete the attached reservation form and mail by December 2nd to following address. Hope to see you on December 8.

Ed Griesmer
Executive Director
edgriesmer.ala@gmail.com

Jane B. Smith
Associate Director
janesmith.ala@gmail.com

Adirondack Lakes Alliance, Inc.
PO Box 406, Chestertown NY 12817
H: (518) 494-3301
C: (518) 894-0614
www.adirondacklakesalliance.org

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