Schroon Lake Association's State Of The Lake

    Sunday, August 9, 2015. scroonlaker collection. all rights reserved.


Sunday, August 9, 2015. scroonlaker collection. all rights reserved.

Sunday (August, 9) on Schroon Lake was one of those days when you realize just how good we have it up here.

Picture perfect weather, a glass like lake surface early in the morning, with dozens of folks in the canoes and kayaks, on their stand-up paddle boards, as well as a small flotaila of boats towing skiers, wake boarders, and tubers! Not to mention those out there just soaking up the sun or doing a spot of fishing.

It's a scene we often take for granted. But make no mistake, a ton of hard works goes into making it possible for us to enjoy one of the most pristine lakes in all of the Adirondacks. That hard work is carried by the lake's two associations, The Schroon Lake Association (SLA)  and The East Shore Schroon Lake Association. (ESSLA)

And this Friday night marks the SLA’s Annual Meeting at 7:30 PM in the Boathouse on Dock Street. More from President Mark Granger: "The meeting will feature a presentation on the condition of the Town of Schroon and various programs to preserve and improve the condition of the Schroon Lake Watershed. Public Officials as well as members of the SLA -- the area’s longest standing conservation group --  will speak.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Michael Marnell, Schroon Town Supervisor, will lead off the presentation, followed by Steve LaMere the SLA’s Lake Manager discussing water conditions and testing. Representatives from Aquatic Invasive Management LLC. (AIM) will report on harvesting of milfoil and other invasives and representative of Warren and Essex County Soil and Water will discuss lake conditions and the 2014-15 Septic Pump-Out Program and Water Runoff Control Programs.

There will also be a discussion of the Boat Launch Lake Steward program jointly sponsored by the Town of Schroon and SLA and aw well as the Stewards at the southern end of the lake and the Scout Program sponsored by the Town of Horicon and ESSLA. The Boat Decontamination Station sponsored by Schroon, Horicon and Chester and located near the southern boat launch will also be highlighted.

The goal will be to make all attendees aware of the efforts being made to improve the quality of the watershed and life in and on Schroon Lake. There will be time for questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be served. For more information see the Schroon Lake Association website, by clicking right here.