KEEP INVASIVES OUT OF OUR WATERSHED!
TOWN OF SCHROON AND TOWN OF HORICON
BOAT DECONTAMINATION AND BOAT LAUNCH SITES
- Horicon Boat Decontamination Station, Glendale Rd., Horicon, open for operation 6 am to 6 pm daily
- Horicon Boat Launch and Inspection Station Glendale Rd,. Horicon, open for operation 6 am to 6 pm daily
- Schroon Boat Decontamination Station, 165 Rt. 74, Severance open for operation 6 am to 6 pm daily
- Schroon Boat Launch and Inspection Station, Dock Street, Schroon Village open for operation 6 am to 6 pm daily
- Paradox Boat Launch and Inspection Station Paradox State Campsite, open for operation 6 bam to 6 pm daily
LAUNCH IT CLEAN DRAIN AND DRY!
In 2018 the SLA performed a number of incredibly important lake management activities. Six of the most impactful activities were:
New Boat Decontamination Station: Joining with the PLA and ESSLA to provide the Town of Schroon with a Northern Boat Decontamination which will more completely protect boats entering northern Schroon Lake and Paradox Lake.
Water Quality Analysis - in the north and south basins as well as the lake’s outlet and most of the tributaries. The final report will include data from the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program in which SLA volunteers participate in a lake monitoring program in partnership with the NYSDEC and the NYS Federation of Lake Associations
Phytoplankton Sampling – of this primary food source for many aquatic species from both the north and south lake basin will be obtained in order to update the 20+ year old database and give us a long-term view of the health of our lake
Zooplankton Sampling – information on these microscopic crustaceans which inhabit lakes, ponds and rivers will also be obtained from the north and south basins rounding out the overall health of the Schroon Lake watershed
Invasives Inspections - in order to monitor suspect areas of the lake for invasives, the SLA privately contracts with 2 representatives from Warren County Soil and Water to perform recon
Lake Stewards – the SLA and the Town of Schroon share in the expenses of having lake stewards at the Town’s boat launch. These stewards not only inspect boats for invasives, but also hand out educational materials to educate boaters on how to keep our lake pristine
We are continuing with these prgrams and more in 2019. Keep watching!
If you have any questions, would like to volunteer for any of our activities, would like to become a director of the SLA or if you find anything in the lake that might be an invasive species please contact the SLA at www.SchroonLakeAssociation.com . Thank you for your time, donations and continued membership that support the Lake we all love!
Please note the following dates for 2019: Joint Educational Program: WHAT'S HAPPENING TO SCHROON'S FISHERY?- July12TH; 50th Arts & Crafts Fair – July 20; the annual State of the Lake Meeting – August 16
We can always use more volunteer help for our fund raising efforts!
We have meetings and presentations already scheduled throughout the year, as well as fun events. Please check our calendar and upcoming Lake Trout Telegrams!
Lake Trout Newsletter
Schroon Lake Mapping Project
Arts and Crafts Fair
lake management program
Schroon Lake News