2017 PADDLING OLYMPICS
The mission of the Long Lake Association (LLA) , in Long Lake, NY, is to preserve and enhance the health and beauty of the lake and to promote its wise use for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Message from the President:
Summer is definitely here. Lots of very hot days with lake temperatures as high as 83 F, according to the probe on our boat!
This is the 11th year that we will have Lake Stewards at the DEC boat launch at Long Lake to continue educating visitors about invasive species and inspecting boats when launched and when removed from the lake. Here is the link to the 2017 report from the Adirondack Watershed Institute (Paul Smith's College). Long Lake information is on pages 125-127.
The variable leaf milfoil harvesting project started last summer and made possible through the collaboration of Paul Smith's College, NYS DEC, the APA, the Nature Conservancy, LLA, and the Town of Long Lake will be completed this summer and an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Management Plan will be created to ensure the long-term management of AIS. This summer we are also co-sponsoring a Boat Wash Station with NYS DEC, Paul Smith's,and the Town of Long Lake. The Boat Wash is now open and located at the new municipal parking lot near the ball field.
Please remember that these programs could not continue without the support of Paul Smith's College, grants from NYS DEC and EPA, the Town of Long Lake, and the many active volunteers that routinely help out. Although we are assured of NYS DEC funding for 5 days/week coverage by Lake Stewards through 2023, we are launching a fundraising campaign this summer to cover any funding gaps - "Long Live Long Lake!" Carma and Steve Flannery are co-chairing the campaign. Check out the new page on the website for more information.
Thank you to all the Board Members and officers and to all who have been involved over the years and into the future. A special thanks to Phil Terrie for many many years as Treasurer. He has passed the checkbook to Amy Van Laak. And thank you to the Town of Long Lake for supporting these important programs.
Please remember that all Long Lake residents, full-time and seasonal, are part of the LLA. We encourage you to participate in events and to volunteer to help, whenever possible.
See you this summer. Enjoy the outdoors and the lake with your family and friends! Don't forget to join us at the ADK Hotel for the Annual LLA Get-Together on August 17th.
Barbara Taylor, President
Long Lake, New York...................in the heart of the Adirondacks.
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