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Hershaft honored with LGA's Tuttle Citation

At the LGA's 130th Annual Meeting on Aug. 21, Lake George Association: Victor Hershaft, board president, received the Charles Tuttle Citation from the LGA Board of Directorsretiring 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.

With the support of a large membership that includes families, visitors, businesses, and seasonal and full-time residents, today’s LGA is very active in three main program areas: 

What's New at the
Lake George Association

What's New at the Lake George Association

LGA staff assisted Park Commission on four of six days of Lakewide Asian Clam Survey

Download a copy of the Park Commission's 2015 Asian clam survey here

Froehlich Foundation Grants LGA $378,700 Toward Lake Preservation

LGA Wins $5,000 Grant From Wood Foundation For Youth Watershed Education Program

Download our June 2015 Newsletter

Queensbury Fifth-Grader Wins LGA Bookmark Contest >> See Winning Bookmark Design Here

Lake George Association Giving Away Native Plants to Celebrate Earth Day

Lake George Association Investing $30,000 in Park Commission Boat Inspection Program

Lake Champlain Basin Program awards Lake George Association more than $20,000 in education and stormwater mitigation grants


Download our December 2014 Newsletter


LGA Project Prevents Stormwater From Flowing Into Lake George at Mossy Point Boat Launch


Download our 2014 Annual Report


LGA Partners with Friends Point Homeowners' Association to Restore Shoreline


LGA Partners with Norowal Cabin Owners' Association to Install Native Plant Shoreline Buffer


LGA Honored with EPA's highest award!


Get all the details on the new mandatory boat inspection program at www.LGBoatInspections.com


LGA, LCBP, APIPP, and PSC Release Report on Boat Inspection and Decontamination Recommendations for the Adk Region


LGA and LCLGRPB Release Winter Road Maintenance Report





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