State of Schroon at the State of The Water Shed Meeting Tonight


The working relationship between the two associations that look over our lake – The Schroon Lake Association (SLA) and The East Shore Schroon Lake Association (ESSLA) has never been better, says Schroon Town Supervisor Mike Marnell.

In an interview with Schroon Laker Friday afternoon, on the eve of the annual Schroon Lake Association annual membership meeting, Marnell  said he’s pleased with how both associations are working together “on all fronts,” in the battle against the invasive Eurasian Milfoil.

“When I was first elected I said there’s no Berlin Wall across the lake. There are great people on both sides and we should be working together,” Marnell said.

“I’m very pleased with the how both associations are working. We have removed more milfoil this year than in any previous years.” Marnell also noted how well Paradox Lake was progressing with their fight against invasives.

At the meeting  there will be a presentation by SLA Lake Manager Steve LaMere, representatives from AIM, (Aquatic Invasive Management) Warren County Soil and Water and Adirondack Ecologists making presentations on milfoil and other invasives and on the water quality of the Schroon Lake Watershed.

Jim Lieberum, head of Warren County Soil and Water, will update the meeting on the $300,000 state grant that they are about to receive to re- channel storm water discharge.

Marnell gave Schroon Laker a sneak peek on what he’ll be talking about at tonight’s meeting – mainly the accomplishments of the town since he took office.

*The handicapped accessible path to the beach and to the lake

*Installation of a practice back board on the tennis courts

*Recent refurbishment of the Town tennis courts

*Improvements to the Schroon Lake Golf Course

*The purchase of the Protestant Cemetery on Hoffman Road

*The installation and successful operation of the new dam at Paradox Lake

*A new canoe and kayak entry point to Schroon River off  Route 74

*Bigger and better Fireworks for Labor Day

On upcoming fireworks display  Marnell said he’s been promised by the fireworks company hired by the town that the Labor day Event will be “spectacular”.

“They are really going to make up for what happened on July 4th, which everyone agrees was not good”.

Marnell said the reason why July 4th fireworks were so disappointing was due to the company supplying a small barge.

“For Labor day we’ve been promised two barges and a lot more fireworks,” Marnell said.

The meeting will also feature election of officers and Board Members of the SLA. If you can't make it tonight, and need to pay your membership dues (or like to join the SLA, click here for details)

Where and When: The Boathouse Theater, Dock Street, Schroon Lake. 8pm