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Mark's Message

Posted: 6/16/2020

Happy Summer. While it's hard to believe it is already the second week of June, I’m glad to report that your Schroon Lake Association (SLA) is already hard at work on our mission for Summer 2020.  

Boat Launch & Decontamination Station
We have opened and are operating the Boat Launch at the Schroon Town Dock and, in partnership with the Paradox Lake Association (PLA), have opened and are operating the boat decontamination station on Route 74 in Severance.  Our Board Members and volunteers dusted off the equipment and the shelters - and their memories as to how these worked - and got the Station set up prior the Memorial Day Weekend.
Bottom Mapping & Attacking Invasives
Working in partnership with East Shore Schroon Lake Association (ESSLA) and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Project (APIPP), we intend to finish the mapping of Schroon Lake. This will help us not only find invasives in the Lake, bit also keep track of bottom content and reduced depth caused by sedimentation from the north Schroon River. This important information will assist in the work to preserve our fishery and track climate change in the watershed.

Watershed Support
Thanks to a 3-year grant the Lake Associations and the Towns obtained, we will be able to continue to harvest milfoil in the lake. During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will maintain public safety by producing informational programs on line to watch as scheduled or to view on our website. One of the most ardent supporters of Schroon Lake was our Lake Manager for 26 years, Steve LaMere, who sadly past away earlier this year. His foundational efforts will be a living legacy and continued through the guidance of Corina Parnapy who will spearhead the water testing analysis for SLA.
As usual we are continuing or practices of testing the watershed for bacteria and chemical pollution as well as invasives. A detailed report from our samples for Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) has just been put on the Schroon Lake Association website. 
So we are well underway. Please join us. Volunteers and donations are our life blood and we need your support to continue the work of protecting, preserving and promoting the watershed we all love. If you haven't done so already, we ask you to consider renewing your current membership or, if you're not yet a member, we would love to have you join our efforts keeping our watershed clean. We are attaching a membership form and a Hornbeck raffle card with this email. 
Please see our website and Facebook page for more information and details. Happy Summer!


Mark S. Granger, President SLA

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