• Highway Cleanup

    By Elli Muller My husband, Gary, and I have been named co-coordinators of the Highway Cleanup Program. We received this lofty title to encourage us to continue garbage pickup along the first two miles of East Shore Drive. This year our first collection weighed 42 pounds. It took two of

  • A Message From the President

    As the president of ESSLA and the Associate Director of the Adirondack Lakes Alliance I participate in many meetings and conferences at local and state levels throughout the year to advocate for our Schroon Lake and River, as well as the other waterways in the Adirondack Park. The successes are

  • Adirondack Lakes Alliance

    It was just about a year ago, mid- July, when Bill McGhie, Jane Smith and I met for coffee to consider broadening the concept of what we had been doing for several years. Since 2008, our area lakes folks would come together twice a year to discuss lake issues and

  • Beaver Pond Surveillance

    9/1/15 Subject: ESSLA’s Surveillance of Beaver Pond Today, based on a request by John Donovan, Vince Blando and Bill McGhie, from ESSLA, did a two hour surveillance (8 am to 10am) of the aquatic growth in BEAVER Pond, Town of Horicon, NY. Vince and Bill were escorted by residents George

  • Missing Boat on Schroon Lake

    12-foot Sylvan aluminum row boat. Registration letters are kind of worn, but NYS registration numbers NY7455FP. If you have information please contact jburgdorflatham@gmail.com

  • A Knotty Issue – Japanese Knotweed

    Non-Native Invasive Freshwater Plant – Japanese Knotweed An alien species whose introduction “causes measurable harm to the environment, economy or human health, e.g. Japanese knotweed in the Adirondacks,” is the description offered by the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP). Fallopia japonica, its scientific name, is described as a fast-growing

  • Wine Tasting – Friends of Schroon Lake Library

    September 20, 2015, 2 – 4 p.m. Sticks & Stones Restaurant Featuring the Music of Vinnie Leddick Tickets $22 – Proceeds to benefit Schroon Lake Library

  • Adirondack 102 Club Dining Out

    “The Adirondack 102 Club:  Your Passport and Guide to the North Country” came out in August 2014, several thousand people purchased it and began their quest to visit all 102 towns and villages in the Adirondack Park.  Their goal is to see each individual area and get to know its

  • Meet the Candidates Night – Lakes to be Focus

    August 28, 2015, 7p.m. Town of Chester Municipal Center Fred Monroe, Town of Chester Supervisor for the last 23 years, has announced that he will not be seeking reelection in November. The Loon Lake Park District Association (LLPDA) is hosting Meet the Candidates Night for the Town of Chester Supervisor

  • 4-Year Comparison Milfoil Harvests 8/2015

    Sandy Point :  This area is limited in size and has a limited littoral zone with a very sandy substrate.  The bottom drops off quickly leaving a small plant zone with scattered EWM.  Lush growth of Nymphaea (white pond lily) in the shallows reduces EWM area.  With the fluctuating water