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Municipal De-Icing Best Practices Forum a Success

April 26, 2013 On April 17, 2013 a Municipal De-Icing Best Practice Forum was held in Lake George for local Highway Superintendents and their spreader crews. The Forum was sponsored by the Lake Champlain Basin Program and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and organized by staff at the Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board, Lake George Association and Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District. Over 65 local Highway Superintendents and staff from 21 municipalities attended. Also in attendance were NYS DOT employees from Warren, Washington, Clinton, Essex and Hamilton Counties.
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  • Snow and Ice Control Operations in New York State by Mike Lashmet
  • MassDOT Environmental Impact Snow and Ice by Paul Brown
  • The Impact of De-Icing Salt on the Lake George Watershed by Larry Eichler
  • Snow and Ice Control Best Management Practices for Local Highway Officials by Dewey Amsler
  • Adirondack Waterfest

    Friday, July 12, 2013
    10 am 3 pm
    Town Hall Field Chestertown, NY
    The Adirondack Waterfest is a free, one day event that showcases local businesses and organizations that are involved in water quality. Come learn about your local water bodies through presentations, games, educational exhibits and much more. An array of water quality issues are addressed, including stormwater runoff, erosion and sediment control, wells, septic systems and watershed and lake health. A Kids Area will be offered with activities, games, t-shirt printing a bouncy house and much more for children and families.

    Adirondack Waterfest 2013 is sponsored and supported by the Greater Adirondack Resource Conservation and Development Council, Town of Chester, Town of Horicon, Brant Lake Association, East Shore Schroon Lake Association, Friends Lake Association, Loon Lake Park District Association, North Country Chamber of Commerce, Schroon Lake Association, Tri-Lakes Business Alliance, Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board, Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District and Essex County Soil & Water Conservation District.

    Regional Planning Board releases Roadside Erosion Planning Document

    The Regional Planning Board has recently released its newest planning document, the Lake Champlain Watershed Roadside Erosion Assessment and Inventory. This document outlines the need for over $1.5 million dollars in roadside erosion remediation to improve water quality throughout the five counties that make up the Champlain Watershed.
    You can read the report here.

    Lake Champlain Watershed Designated America's Great Outdoors!

    The Obama administration has designated the Lake Champlain Watershed as one of three watersheds of national significance in their America's Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative. This initiative aims at developing a 21st century conservation program to connect the American people to the important landscapes that we have across the nation. Almost $2 million dollars in funding was allocated to the National Resource Conservation Service for conservation projects within the watershed. For more information visit