Its first major project was to fund the reconstruction of the Starbuckville Dam in 1930. In the past century the SLA campaigned for an East Shore Road; it was involved in the first massive campaign against acid rain; stopped the use of harmful pesticides near the shore; and has helped maintain the concept of sustainable and environmentally safe development. The association has also funded the testing of the lake and the harvesting of invasive plants like purple loosestrife and Eurasian Water Milfoil.
"For 100 years, volunteers have come together to preserve and protect Schroon Lake," said Nancy Belluscio of the SLA. "The SLA always encourages those who care about the future to join our efforts via membership and participation in the many aspects of the organization such as the Arts and Crafts Fair, the Duck Race, purple loose strife management, the milfoil scout program, water quality testing, and the newsletter."
The Schroon Lake Association's annual general meeting, which is open to the public, will be on July 8 at 8 p.m. in the Boathouse Theatre. More information is available online at www.schroonlakeassociation.org.