August 19, 2013
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The FUND for Lake George has waded through volumes of scientific data and studies on the health of Lake George, and they've summarized the main issues in the newly released reports: "State of the Lake: Chief Concerns as Revealed by Science" and "The Fate of the Lake: A Blueprint for Protection."
Shared services, a potential sewer hookup moratorium, consolidation of occupancy tax reviews, and a joint project to build a pedestrian bridge — are all subjects to be aired at a rare joint meeting between the Lake George town and village boards. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 17.
Following the successful debut this last summer of several new events in Lake George Village, the King George Fishing Derby is scheduled to be held in July 2015 — and feature a wide variety of family activities as well as a fishing competition.
Mountain Lakes continues their campaign to be included in Time Warner's cable channel lineup.
People visiting Lake George and enjoying the entertainment and craft vendors at last year's Festival for the Lake unwittingly helped protect the future purity of the waterway.
For years, environmentalists have warned that invasive species would threaten the purity of lake George and compromise its wildlife as well as hampering its recreational uses and throttling the local economy. Last week, state's Lake George Park Commission decided to take action to curb the introduction of invasive aquatic species, and local community leaders are hailing their move.
Planes, boats to survey lake
Those planes flying repeatedly over Lake George this week have a scientific mission: An advanced, world-class environmental monitoring and prediction system in Lake George that involves collecting massive amounts of data on lake currents, organisms and pollutants, is kicking off with lake contour mapping efforts.