An annual, volunteer event comprised of self-directed, environmental improvement projects to

maintain the beautiful lakes and watershed of the Fulton Chain of Lakes

Winners of the 2021 MTC Event "BEST PROJECT" Award


Thank you everyone who participated or supported the first annual MAINTAIN THE CHAIN event!

  • Please visit the MTC Participant page for photos of additional participants along with participants recognized for their exceptional effort during the MTC event.

INFORMATION regarding the 2nd Annual MTC EVENT will be posted Spring of 2022.

REMEMBER do your best to MTC all year long!

The Fulton Chain of Lakes Association (FCLA) and the Boon Family of Fourth Lake invite you to participate in the annual Boon Family tradition to "Maintain the Chain" (MTC).

What are Self-directed Improvement Projects?

  • You decide what project you want to do.

  • Pick a project that you feel is important.

  • The project can be an individual or a team effort with an environmental focus, that addresses a lake or watershed issue.

    • Remove litter and debris from the shoreline/lake bottom to improve water quality and protect wildlife*.

  • Collect trash along the roadside, at campsites or on trails*.

  • Educate yourself or others about an environmental issue by creating a poster or video.

    • Observe and learn about controlling the spread of invasive species that threaten our lakes.

    • Learn about the dangers of harmful algal blooms (HABs).

  • Create a poster or video demonstrating why you "love the lakes" (great project for younger children).

  • Helpful Resource Material for planning your project.

  • Important Safety Checklist (please read).

Submit project descriptions and photos to

  • Gifts of appreciation will be distributed to participants for creative and exceptional effort.

  • A “Best Project” award will be presented at the FCLA Annual Meeting in August.

  • Please submit project descriptions and photos to be eligible for a gift of appreciation or a "Best Project" award.

Registration Information

  • T-shirts with MTC logo (as below) will be distributed to those who register for the event (limit five T-shirts per team).

  • You may register after the registration deadline and purchase T-shirts ($10) as supplies last. All proceeds will be donated to fund future MTC events.


  • Registrants may pick-up their T-shirts and trash bags (if needed) at the tourism offices of the Town of Inlet or Town of Webb.

*MTC will provide garbage bags for litter clean-up and will arrange for garbage disposal if needed. Please email us if you need help discarding your trash otherwise please discard your trash according to the Town of Webb or Town of Inlet regulations.

Your participation in the MTC event is at your own risk. Your decision to participate as a volunteer is made of your own free will.

T-shirts may be purchased while supplies last by emailing us at!

Fulton Chain of Lakes Association Donations (optional) to fund future MTC events. For additional information, please see our MTC Donations page.

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Sponsors, Supporters, and Endorsers of the Maintain the Chain Event

Fulton Chain of Lakes Association

Town of Webb

Town of Inlet

Adirondack Watershed Institute (of Paul Smith’s College)

Sixth and Seventh Lake Improvement Association