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Help Create Buffers along our Waterways

The Buffer in a Bag program from the DEC, provides organizations and private landowners with free tree and shrub seedlings to help establish, or improve, a stream buffer on their property. Plantings alongside waterbodies create wildlife habitat and improve water quality. 

Please see all the details and requirements for the program here... read more

Schroon Lake's Fight against Aquatic Invasives

Our own Schroon Lake, and its efforts to prevent further invasive species from entering the lake, was the lead in this recent Adirondack Explorer article.  It discusses whether the current 2016 law in place is strong enough to protect our waterways from the invasive species threat.  Are higher fines enough to win the battle?

ADK E... read more

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Schroon Lake Association

About the Schroon Lake Association

Founded in 1911, the Schroon Lake Association successfully blocked the flooding of the entire Schroon Lake Valley. Since that time we have worked to protect and support the area. Our volunteers have raised funds to pay for scientific studies of the lake waters, to support community projects and to disseminate educational information. Our work is supported by annual dues and donations and by profits from the Arts and Crafts Fair which our members have put on every summer in the third week of July for the last 50 years.

We spearheaded the effort to develop the Lake Management Master Plan which will guide future efforts to protect the lake. That stewardship is vitally important to the future of all of us who live, work and play in this beautiful area. We support Lake Stewards at Boat Launch Stations, decontaminating stations and professional surveillance on our watershed for invasive species.  We provide and pay for expert water sampling and analysis to keep track of the quality and character of our watershed.  We add this information to an archive of 30 years of lake study.  We work hand in hand with local and state government as well as other NGO's to preserve the quality of Schroon Lake and surroundings.  We hold informational meetings to increase public awareness of the issues facing our watershed and solutions to those issues.

Attend one of our General Meetings this summer or join us in celebrating over 109 years of successful lake stewardship.

Upcoming Events

SLA Board Meeting (by Zoom) - 6:00pm

SLA Board Meeting (by Zoom) - 6:00PM

SLA Board Meeting (by Zoom) - 6:00pm

SLA Arts & Craft Fair - 10:00am
51st Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Schroon Lake Town Park
SLA Board Meeting - 6:00pm

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