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Lake Le Ann  located in the town of Somerset Center, MI

Oliver and Martin Lakes  located in the town of Wolcottville, IN 

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Great video on how to clean your boat free of Milfoil.

Minnesota Sea Grant's "Clean Your Boat Video" provides information on aquatic invaders and tips on how to properly clean your boat so that you will not spread them.

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FEMA finds extra disaster aid money just in time

FEMA finds extra disaster aid money just in time (update)

September 27, 2011 By ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press

FEMA finds extra disaster aid money just in time

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Municipalities can’t regulate boathouses

Judge: Municipalities can’t regulate boathouses

September 1, 2011    By NATHAN BROWN - Staff Writer (nbrown@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

 

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Phosphorus Impacts on Lakes, Rivers

Phosphorus Enters Surface Waters from Lawns, Fields,Failed Septics

Mar 29, 2010

SpringVale Park - Valerie Prax
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Hydrilla Threatens the Fingerlakes

Hydrilla Threatens Finger Lakes

The invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla verticillata, has invaded the Cayuga Inlet. Hydrilla, often referred to as one of the world's worst invasive aquatic plants

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Informatiion on Hydrofracturing

Hydrofracturing
A clear-cut description and explanation of Hydrofracturing. The history, some common techniques, and introduction to some of the equipment and chemicals commonly used in the operation.

http://extension.psu.edu/water/marcellus-shale

Marcellus Shale

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Warren County Passes Invasive Species Transport Law – First County in New York State to Do So

Last week the LGA represented the Lake George region at a state assembly hearing on invasive species.  
The Lake George Association is very grateful to Warren County for passing a new invasive species transport law - the first county in all of New York State to do so.

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Apps for the Environment EPA is challenging you to get creative and find new ways to use and deliver EPA data in an app!

Apps for the Environment

EPA is challenging you to get creative and find new ways to use and deliver EPA data in an app!

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Redefining "All"

Redefining "All"

Your U.S. Senators may cast a critical clean water vote soon.  They need to hear from you. The Senate is pulling out the dictionaries for this debate over our water.  The question they have to answer is: whether "ALL" means "everything" or whether it means "only things that aren't inconvenient"

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Website Content Management Services

Now MyLakeTown.com can mange your site for you... Find out more

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New Feature Added To Website

Look for the gaspumps to find out the latest prices on gas at our local marinas.

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PLAN FOR FIRST-EVER RAPID RESPONSE GRANT PROGRAM TO COMBAT AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

SCHUMER LAUNCHES PLAN FOR FIRST-EVER RAPID RESPONSE GRANT PROGRAM TO COMBAT AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES BEFORE THEY SPREAD – UNWELCOME PLANTS & ANIMALS ARE WREAKING HAVOC ON UPSTATE WATERWAYS, RECREATION, BOATING & TOURISM


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Clean, Drain and Dry ...

Here is a great video on stopping the spread of invasive species.  Created by the Lake George Association

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Lake sturgeon

Lake sturgeon is a native fish species that has been designated a species of concern across the Great Lakes Region and the five year release plan will try to establish a healthy population http://bit.ly/GB5fRA

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Harmful Algal Blooms (EPA)

Here is great information from the EPA on Algal Blooms
http://www2.epa.gov/nutrientpollution/harmful-algal-blooms

Harmful algal blooms are a major environmental problem in all 50 states. Known as red tides, blue-green algae or cyanobacteria, harmful algal blooms have severe impacts on human health, aquatic ecosystems and the economy.

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Danger, Thin Ice: Basic Safety Tips

With these up and down Temperatures, these are good tips to keep in mind.

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From One of Our Members

"The web site fills a communication gap and creates a more informed and inclusive community.”

Lake Titus Protective Association Member.

http://ltpa.mylaketown.com

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Population is the cause of lake problems

Thanks for publishing the two perspective columns on “Troubled Water” regarding the cleanup of Lake Champlain in the Feb. 1 edition.
Unfortunately, neither Elizabeth Courtney nor James Ehlers addresses the true cause of the water pollution, which is the tremendous growth of the human population in the Lake Champlain basin in recent decades. In just Chittenden County the population has grown from 75,000 in 1960 to 160,000 in 2013 or 111 percent.

Rutland Herald
http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150208/OPINION04/702089917

 
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Jefferson Project Makes Waves With a 'Smart' Lake

At New York's Lake George, a 32-mile-long lake located in the Adirondack Mountains, more than 60 researchers are now turning to sensors and connected systems to better understand environmental threats—including road salt, agricultural contaminants, invasive species and the growth of algae—so that they can better protect the lake and its water.

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Required aquatic invasives courses coming?

St. Paul - Anyone who pulls a boat or other piece of water-related equipment on a trailer would have to complete and pass a course on preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, under a proposal the DNR was set to unveil this week.

The program would go into effect in 2015. People who pass the course would be given a decal to attach to their trailer. It would be valid for three years.

 To read entire story go to Outdoornews.com

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GOP senator holds key to Lake Superior mine

GOP senator holds key to Lake Superior mine
Leader-Telegram
Now GOP legislators find themselves locked in one of the most intense debates over how to balance business and the environment Wisconsin has seen in years. Assembly Republicans passed a bill last month that dramatically reforms the state's mining laws.

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10.19.15 Jefferson Project Makes Waves ...

At New York's Lake George, a 32-mile-long lake located in the Adirondack Mountains, more than 60 researchers are now turning to sensors and connected systems to better understand environmental threats—including road salt, agricultural contaminants, invasive species and the growth of algae—so that they can better protect the lake and its water.

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02.08.15 Population is the cause of lak...

Thanks for publishing the two perspective columns on “Troubled Water” regarding the cleanup of Lake Champlain in the Feb. 1 edition.
Unfortunately, neither Elizabeth Courtney nor James Ehlers addresses the true cause of the water pollution, which is the tremendous growth of the human population in the Lake Champlain basin in recent decades. In just Chittenden County the population has grown from 75,000 in 1960 to 160,000 in 2013 or 111 percent.

Rutland Herald
http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150208/OPINION04/702089917

 
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