Hershaft honored with LGA's Tuttle Citation
At the LGA's 130th Annual Meeting on Aug. 21, retiring Board of Directors President Victor Hershaft was given the Charles H. Tuttle Citation – the highest honor given by the Association.
The Citation is named for a brilliant lawyer who was a champion of Lake George, a former President of the LGA Board of Directors, and was a longtime attorney for the Association.
Mr. Tuttle led the LGA’s fight in court that ended in a landmark decision that the mills on the northern end of the Lake couldn’t raise or lower the Lake level more than a fixed amount, preserving navigational safety and riparian rights.
In the photo at right, Hershaft, second from right, and LGA Executive Director C. Walter Lender, second from left, stand with members of the Charles Tuttle family at our 130th Annual Meeting.
Who is the Lake George Association?
We are the Lake George Association – we protect Lake George water.
We save Lake George water quality each day because we develop and perform in-the-ground projects (stormwater control, pollution control, erosion control) dedicated to keeping Lake George’s water pure, and we develop and deliver educational materials (delivered in school, to homeowners and on the Lake with our Floating Classroom) aimed at informing students and residents about what actions they can take to keep Lake George water clean and healthy.
Our latest video: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers: Clean, Drain, Dry. Learn how to clean and decontaminate your boat, fishing and recreational equipment before you use it in a body of water.
Established in 1885, the LGA is the oldest lake association in the nation and a member of the SAVE Lake George Partnership.
Over the years, the Lake George Association's balanced approach to lake management has helped ensure the Lake's exceptional water quality, as well as the environmental and economic viability of the entire watershed.
Our action-based programs are designed to conserve one of the most pristine and beautiful natural resources in our nation. A full-time staff, alongside countless members and community partners, are working hard today to protect Lake George water for tomorrow. The staff specializes in communications, education, Geographic Information Systems, land use management, nuisance species control, stormwater project management and water quality.
The Lake George Association is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving Lake George water through in-the-ground projects to slow or stop stormwater and pollution, as well as developing and implementing innovative and popular educational programs for boaters, homeowners and schoolchildren that focus every day on keeping the Lake George Watershed clean.
Education of residents and visitors of all ages;
- Outreach into communities about lake-friendly living; and
- Lake saving projects to remedy existing water quality problems.