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Ti beach to get pavilion

TICONDEROGA The Lake George Association has announced plans for the construction of a new beach pavilion at the Ticonderoga town beach on Black Point Road on Lake George.

Were really pleased with the final result, said Walt Lender, Lake George.

Association executive director. It will be a lake-friendly building, utilizing low-flow water fixtures, natural lighting through translucent ceiling panels, and low-energy electrical fixtures.

Lender lives in Ticonderoga, a few hundred yards from the beach.

The building will be roughly 900 square feet and will accommodate changing areas and handicap-accessible rest rooms for both genders as well as a small storage area for equipment and an ample covered portico for shelter from sun and rain.

Its smaller than the old beach house, so it will have less impact on stormwater and less visual impact, said Lender. It will be set farther back from both neighboring residences and the lake itself.

Stormwater will be managed on site with a rain garden or some similar vegetative swale using native plantings.

The plan also includes interpretive signage about the Lake George ecosystem and lake-friendly living incorporated into the building.

Signage at the Ticonderoga public beach is a great new avenue for spreading our message about protecting Lake George to people in the northern part of the lake, said Emily DeBolt, the LGAs education and outreach coordinator. We all live in a watershed and actions we take can have an effect on the quality of the lakes water.

DeBolt hopes the signage will instill in the many users of the beach pavilion, especially the hundreds of young people involved in the summer youth program, that Lake George is rated AA-Special, the highest quality of drinkable water in New York State. The interpretive signage is being underwritten by a grant from the International Paper Company Foundation.

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