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Posted: 3/23/2019

For 109 years the Schroon Lake Association has helped to protect the waters we all love.  We are writing to Members and Non-Members alike to ask for your help this year by either renewing your membership or joining the SLA and contributing to our organization. The work of the Schroon Lake Association is supported by membership dues, donations and the proceeds from our annual Arts & Crafts Fair and the Hornbeck Boat raffle.


It is still cold and snowy out but we are busy preparing for Spring and Summer. Our program Calendar is set, speakers are invited and the various steps of our program are being put into place.

The activities you see every day are well underway. We have already set the dates for recommissioning the boat decon station. We are about to help the Town hire stewards for the Decon and the Boat Launch.  Plans are in place for working with ESSLA and PLA to survey our watershed for invasives, and check and maintain our water quality and cleanliness.  The 50th Annual SLA Craft Fair is all set for Saturday July 20th. We expect to see a record number of vendors and visitors. Mark your calendars now.

Our efforts to protect our watershed have already started with our joint pledge with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) in December to STOP INVASIVE SPECIES. This is a statewide program which, we promise, you will hear a lot more about this year. SLA and its partners will begin a program to map the bottom of our lake and continue our program with the Towns and ESSLA to reduce milfoil growing in our lake. Once again we will share with ESSLA the job of watching for bacterial contamination in Schroon Lake.

You will also see an increase in educational programs, including a big presentation  on the evening of Friday July 12 regarding our fishery in the Schroon Lake Central School Auditorium.

Our Board is very busy planning all this and we need your help. Won’t you volunteer to join us on these projects?  Just email or call. Come to a Board meeting the first Monday of the month at 9:30 am in Town Hall.

Last but not least, we need your membership and donations to help support the over $40,000 we spend each year protecting the watershed.  Please send in the attached membership form or go on line to pay dues and make donations.  Your generosity is appreciated.

Here is to a great 2019!


Mark S, Granger

SLA PRESIDENT, 518-532-7459

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