• The RoundUp Cover-Up

    By Richard F. Seegal, Ph.D. Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world. In 2013 more than 300 million pounds were used in the United States, primarily to control weeds in large scale farming. Other countries, particularly in South America and Asia, use even more Roundup.  The manufacturer,

  • Schroon Lake Steering Committee Report to the Membership

    As many of you know the Steering Committee (SLSC) represents both our lake associations and the three towns.  We address issues that have an impact on our entire watershed and are of concern to our membership.  With that in mind the extreme changes in the water level in Schroon Lake

  • Scout Meeting Kick-Off

    By Ev McNeil First, my name is Everett (Ev) McNeill and I have taken over the scout program from Gretchen Marcell. Thanks to you all and Gretchen who have done an outstanding job in tackling the milfoil “invader”! Gretchen advised that all zones were covered last year thanks to all

  • Jane Smith Wins Lake Steward of the Year Award

    At the New York State Federation of Lakes (NYSFOLA) annual conference this year ESSLA’S own Jane Smith was presented with the Lake Steward Award. This award is presented to the individual who goes above and beyond protecting their lake. This is a well-deserved award as Jane is a special person

  • ESSLA Dinner – Save The Date June 4th

    Here Comes Summer — Welcome Back to the Lake! It’s that time of year again — ESSLA is planning its annual Dinner and Basket Raffle. Last year our 50th Anniversary Dinner had a record turnout. We hope this year will be even better. Once again, Jimbo’s Club At The Point

  • Standup Paddle Board Raffle

    Click  here to  purchase  a book of 6  raffle tickets for $25.  Your  ticket receipts will be  emailed to you.  Thank you for supporting ESSLA and our beautiful Schroon Lake! You  don’t have to be present at the Schroon Lake Arts & Crafts Fair ESSLA booth  in order to be

  • Spiny Water Flea Discovered in Indian Lake

    Reprinted from the Fall Newsletter of Adirondack Watershed Institute of Paul Smith’s College Indian Lake, located in Hamilton County, was long considered the largest invasive species-free lake in the Adirondacks – until this summer, when the discovery of an invasive zooplankton was brought to our attention. A concerned angler reported

  • 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

  • Fall Foliage Report

    Fall color is looking quite exquisite in our mountains this fall. The High Peaks are just about at peak, while more northern regions have already peaked. Schroon Lake is about mid-way, and the Lake George area below us is beginning to show some beautiful color as well. Photograph: Drone shot

  • Legend of the Loon

    Why is the loon a water bird, you ask? In her book The Common Loon, Spirit of Northern Lakes, Judith McIntyre summarizes a legend that explains why. Passed down by generations of Micmac Indians, the legend tells about an earlier time when loons lived on land. “The loon was so