LAKE GEORGE, NY – New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez will join Village of Lake George Mayor Robert Blais and members of the Lake George Watershed Coalition on Tuesday, June 15, to discuss next steps for the West Brook project, a major public works initiative aimed at improving the water quality of the lake and promoting tourism in the region.
The Department of State and the Watershed Coalition, a partnership comprised of local governments, state agencies and community organizations, are installing a variety of key infrastructure improvements at the rundown former Gaslight Village site in Lake George. When it is finished, the site layout will be of beautiful open fields and bicycle and walking trails, which will in turn yield a much-less-polluted lake.
WHO: Secretary Cortés-Vázquez, Mayor Blais, local elected officials, watershed preservation groups
WHAT: Update on a number of Lake George water quality and waterfront revitalization projects
WHERE: Lake George, NY – on West Brook Road to the east of Route 9
WHEN: Tuesday, June 15, at 12:00 p.m.
More information: The Lake George Watershed Coalition was created by the Department of State to guarantee that lake issues are addressed in a cooperative manner among various local stakeholders. The Coalition is chaired by Secretary Cortés-Vázquez and includes all nine municipalities and three counties around the lake, in addition to state agencies and a number of non-profit organizations.
In the last decade the Department of State has awarded 19 grants totaling $7 million from the Environmental Protection Fund’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program for efforts to improve Lake George’s water quality.
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