There’s an update on Lake George road salt reduction, the DEC would like your feedback regarding two boat launches, and we have more news to know. Scroll to the bottom for virtual and in-person events coming up!
A Salt Reduction Update From the FUND
The FUND for Lake George recently livestreamed a documentary showcasing the positive impact they’ve seen in their efforts to reduce road salt in Lake George, Hague, and elsewhere in Warren County. Road salt is financially expensive and environmentally destructive, and that’s why the FUND has been advocating for road salt reduction for the past five to six years.
The film covers the switch to brine, which they make themselves, and the great results they’ve seen so far. It’s called “The Roadmap to Road Salt Reduction: Success Stories From Lake George,” and you can view the entire documentary at salt.fundforlakegeorge.org.
Hey Boaters: The DEC Wants Your Feedback!
The DEC is conducting a survey to elicit public feedback on the overnight gate closure program at Mossy Point and Rogers Rock boat launches in Ticonderoga and Hague respectively. They are looking into a permanent program for future boating seasons, and are seeking to protect the lake from invasive species.
You can check out the survey here or email comments to email@example.com. The survey and comment period are open until March 12.
Catch Painted Stories at the Lake George Arts Project
The “Painted Stories” exhibition is up through tomorrow (February 19) at the Lake George Arts Project Courthouse Gallery. They are open by appointment only, the more advanced notice the better, and they’re pretty flexible. “Painted Stories” is a solo exhibition from Susan Hoffer, who is known for her autobiographical paintings.
By the way, LGAP is accepting video submissions now through March 5 for the Peoples Pixel Project. It’s open to any videographers in the state, and you can submit up to three videos. Click through to their website for more details.
Order Ahead for the Warren County Plant Sale
The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting their annual plant sale – you can get fruit trees, flowering shrubs, and more. There is an order deadline of March 10 with a pickup date of April 23.
Check Out These Ongoing & Upcoming Events
- Virtual BOW in the Snow Workshop, Winter Wellness: February 18
- ATF’s Paint in a Box: through February 20
- Wine Carnival at ADK Winery: through February 21
- Virtual BOW in the Snow Workshop, Ice Fishing: February 25
- Ice Sculptures at The Hyde: through February 26
- Saturday Snowshoe at Up Yonda Farm: each Saturday in February
- Warren County Ice Fishing Challenge: all February
- Lake George Area Winterfest: weekends (Thurs – Sun) all February
Looking Ahead: Hague Fish & Game Tournament
The Hague Fish & Game Club Winter Fishing Tournament will be held on February 27 and 28 whether or not the appropriate lakes are frozen. Participants have the option of fishing on Lake George, Lake Champlain, Schroon Lake, Brant Lake, Eagle Lake, or Paradox Lake. The categories are lake trout, perch, salmon, and pike, and the registration fee is $40 for adults (kids under 16 are free!).
“We are excited to be able to host this annual tournament even during a global pandemic,” Bobbie Jean Fish, Hague Events Committee Member, said in a statement. “Please remember to follow all guidelines for the tournament as well as all COVID-19 regulations. Together we can ensure this event and future events are successful.”
There will be an award ceremony (max 50 people), and outdoor seating with heaters will be available.
- News10ABC: The FUND for Lake George traces road to less road salt in film showcasing lakeside towns