The West Brook project is our highest priority, said Lender. There is a solid commitment from the 3-Es, from Warren County, and from the Village of Lake George. By purchasing a conservation easement, we will all be taking a big step forward.
Nancy Williams, executive director of the Lake George Land Conservancy, feels that purchasing a conservation easement is the right participation by the environmental groups.
A conservation easement will protect in perpetuity the vision of a park shared by the municipal buyers and the environmental partners, said Williams.
Bill Thomas, chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, was pleased with offer from the three lake organizations.
This has been a great negotiating process with a lot of give and take from both the county and the environmental groups, said Thomas. This is a winning situation for all those involved.
Village of Lake George Mayor Robert Blais stressed that the project will benefit the entire Lake George region.
It will answer the stated needs and priorities of the Village of Lake George, while protecting our most important and valuable asset, the lake itself, he said.