The Long Live Long Lake Fundraiser started during the summer of 2018 and will continue indefinitely in order to ensure that we have sufficient funding to support ongoing and future Lake Management Programs, most notably, the Lake Steward and Boat Wash Program. The majority of the funding for these programs is covered under grants, however, the stability of these grants are unknown. Our initial target goal is to raise at least $34,000 and our fiscal year for the fundraiser is July to July. The fundraiser will continue through personal donations and sales of the LLA t-shirt. You can find the donation slip on the website and at local venues. T-shirts will be available at the Long Lake Farmers' Market on Thursdays during the summer months, or call Kathy Duffendack at 518-624-2780.
Dear Long Laker, We need your support! The Long Lake Association, whose mission 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, needs your financial support now! The health and beauty of Long Lake is critical to our community and it is under threat from Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) that are already in the park. A neighboring lake has spent $1.5M (initial clean up) and approximately $200K every year since dealing with Eurasian and Variable Leaf Watermilfoil. Infestations from AIS can ruin fishing, swimming, motor boating and all other forms of water-based activities, as well as potentially lowering property values. Many of these AIS cannot be completed eradicated.
For Long Lake, we are relatively lucky, since we only have Variable Leaf Watermilfoil (VLM) in limited areas that have not spread. Since the summer of 2008, the Long Lake Association has sponsored a Lake Steward Program with generous financial and volunteer support from Long Lake residents, in collaboration with and support from the Town of Long Lake, Paul Smith’s College, NYS DEC, the Nature Conservancy, the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program and state and federal grants.
Check out the pamphlet of all the good things we have been doing, but we need to do more. Aquatic Invasive Species too often come in the back door, when no one is watching, so we need to ensure that we have Lake Stewards daily, a local Boat Wash Station available throughout the season, and ongoing Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program (survey and hand harvest). These programs cannot continue without additional financial support.
Our goal is to establish both short and long-term funding for these critical programs. We will continue to pursue grant funding from all sources available, as well as work closely with the Town, but our current sources of funding do not cover all daily requirements and are at risk long term. With this in mind, we are initiating the Long Live Long Lake campaign and requesting your financial support.
Please donate to the Long Lake Association because keeping invasive species out of our lake cannot wait. Please use the donation coupon in the attached pamphlet or in this link or the form below.
Contributions to the Long Lake Association are tax deductible. The Long Lake Association is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Thanks in advance for your continued support!
Long Lake Association Carma and Steve Flannery, Co-Chair Long Live Long Lake Campaign Barbara Taylor, President