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A group of kids in yellow life jackets on a boat The LGA's Floating Classroom.
A boy in a plaid shirt receives instruction on a science project from a woman in a blue polo Learning about zooplankton in the Lake.
A woman shows different types of fish to children looking on Learning about fish through the Salmon in the Classroom Program.
kids in yellow life jackets lean over the edge of the boat to use orange secchi disks to measure water clarity Measuring water clarity using secchi disks aboard the Floating Classroom.
Two men examine a water quality sample Volunteers sample water quality during the summer as part of a state-wide water quality monitoring program.
A woman in snorkeling gear checks a sample for signs of Asian clams Surveying for Asian Clam.
Kids in life jackets leaning over the side of a boat to catch plankton Catching plankton aboard the Floating Classroom
Greenery and flowers in a native plant garden with picnic tables and Lake George in the background A native plant rain garden installed at Ti Beach helps stop stormwater from reaching the Lake.
A person explaining a man-made wetland featuring a ditch with rocks to divert and treat stormwater LGA's Project Manager explains how the constructed wetland at the south end of the lake will treat stormwater.
An instructor and a large group of kids showing off their fish crafts LGA offers in school programs to area schools.
A young woman inspecting a boat before it can be launched into Lake George LGA Lake Stewards educate boaters about invasive species and inspect boats.
Two people in a yellow kayak and a person in scuba gear surveying samples for Asian clams Surveying for Asian Clams.


Established in 1885, the LGA is the oldest lake association in the United States. Its mission includes protecting the crystal clear water quality of Lake George, New York - an important source of clean drinking water.

A full-time staff, alongside countless LGA members and community partners, is working hard today to protect our water quality for tomorrow. Visitors to Lake George resorts, watershed residents, as well as owners of lakefront homes, are all encouraged to join the LGA as members and to learn more about how to keep our water clean through lake-friendly living and stormwater management.

In addition, the LGA welcomes everyone aboard its Floating Classroom, which operates May – October, where you can learn:

-          What are invasive species?

-          What is clean water?  What is water quality? 

-          Why are wetland plants and wetland animals so important?

-          What makes Lake George different and special?

-          And much more!

Programs on the Floating Classroom for the general public take place on Wednesdays in July and August.  Lake George tour groups, schools and resorts can schedule their own times.  Call us or visit our website for more information. 

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