The major national groups that coordinate the battle against invasive species have announced the 2013 National Invasive Species Achievement Awards
. The awards recognize the dedication and collaborative efforts of local, state and federal officials; private citizens; and volunteers in preventing and controlling invasive species.The Lake George Association has been selected as the 2013 recipient For Outstanding Achievement in Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach and Education
for our Lake Steward program, which combines prevention measures to stop the spread of invasive species with public outreach and education, while collecting invaluable invasive species data.
To learn more about the Lake Steward Program, click here.To learn more about the awards and the other winners, click here.
Since the LGA began managing the Lake Steward Program in 2008, we have been constantly working to improve and strengthen it every year - and 2013 will be no different. We are still working on final details now - but we are planning to hire more stewards and to start the program earlier than ever before. We are working on having Lake Stewards at a few locations in early May - with the normal program and coverage starting Memorial Day weekend as usual. We are also working on possibly adding new locations this year, and extending coverage into the fall later than usual as well.
We are still looking for applications for Lake Stewards, particularly for the north end at Rogers Rock and Mossy Point. Click here for the job description and how to apply.
Please help spread the word to someone you think might make a good Lake Steward!
Entries are now being accepted from students in grades 4-7 attending schools that are part of the Lake George watershed: Whitehall, Lake George, Bolton, Ticonderoga, Queensbury, Fort Ann, Putnam, Warrensburg, and Lake Luzerne.
The bookmark theme this year is My Summer Place
. This summer, the Lake George Association is partnering with the Hyde Collection as part of their exhibition Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George
, showing June 15 – September 15, 2013 at the Hyde.
We encourage students to consider the art work of Georgia O’Keeffe and this theme for this year’s bookmark. As part of this year's theme, the Curator of Education at The Hyde Collection, June Leary, is offering a museum presentation and bookmark art activity to classrooms free of charge. Contact her at 792-1761, ext. 327 or email@example.com.
Entry forms can be found online here
. Entries can be mailed or dropped off at the LGA office. The deadline for entries to be received is April 26.
For questions please contact Jillian Trunko at 668-3558 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Winning Bookmark Entry