It’s inevitable that harsh winters in Upstate New York bring snow, sleet, and ice, requiring measures to be taken to make the roads safe for driving. One of the most common solutions is salt, which helps melt the ice and keep roads clear.
S.A.V.E. has examined annual purchasing records of road salt and has found a dramatic growth trend since 1973. The goal is to curb salt purchasing next winter and reduce its use to a level that keeps roads safe without causing further harm to the lake.