East Shore Schroon Lake Association In Action

East Shore Schroon Lake Association In Action

ESSLA past President Bill McGhie catches us up with what's been happening with their dedicated volunteers and the busy year they've had. It[s from  ESSLA's online "mini" Pearl newsletter:

You may have heard the above saying and perhaps seen a sign saying it.  Is it just a catchy slogan or is our association really in action?  The short answer is 'catchy slogan'? yes; in action...you better believe it!  So far in 2014 your association volunteers have contributed over 1,660 hours working for the lake and river and have put close to 4,500 miles on our cars.

Doing what? you may ask.  Well, read on if you really want to know.  ESSLA's Ambassadors and Board members talk the talk and walk the walk. 

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Adirondack Park's Remarkable History

Logging And Mining Almost Devastated The Adirondacks In The 1800's. (Photo: Adirondack Museum)

Logging And Mining Almost Devastated The Adirondacks In The 1800's. (Photo: Adirondack Museum)

Reporter Terry A Belke, of WGRZ, does a great job giving a four-minute video history of how the Adirondack Park came to be in this report. It features an interview with Todd Happer, Director Of Marketing at The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.

It’s a concise primer  -- and a reminder how thankful we all should be for the forward thinking citizens and government officials  -- who saved this mighty six million acre wilderness, which is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Great Smoky Mountain National Parks combined.

Lake News: October

The level of Schroon Lake may be literally up and down over the next few weeks, due to rain and the Starbuckville dam gates being closed.

We are getting word on the closures from Horicon Town Supervisor Matt Simpson, who says there’s a very good reason for the for the gates being closed.

“This is in cooperation with emergency first responders who are training in the Schroon River. We are fortunate to have the best swift water rescue units in NYS ready when we need them. ‘Thank You’ is not enough for the many hours of training they put in to be prepared when a need should arise. Thanks to all for your collaborative effort and understanding”