MAINTAIN THE CHAIN HISTORY
Nolan (age 8) and Isabella Boon (age 7), (2011) the first lake bottom cleanup around their family camp on Fourth Lake.
Motivated by their desire to preserve this beautiful environment, the lake clean-up became a yearly ritual. Over the past ten years, Nolan and Isabella recruited help from family and friends, multiplying the amount of garbage collected with each excursion. Hauling bags of trash onto the shore gave them an incredible feeling of pride knowing that they bettered the environment, not only for the wildlife, but also for the local community, which relies upon this irreplaceable resource for survival. In hopes of inspiring others to protect the environment, Carin shared their efforts with the local newspaper. As a result, the Fulton Chain of Lakes Association pledged its support in establishing a yearly community event devoted to preserving the magnificent lakes and watershed of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. Please join their clean-up efforts every summer to “Maintain the Chain” and keep the Adirondacks beautiful for generations to come.
Nearly 10 years after their first lake bottom clean-up, Nolan (back center), Isabella (second from right) along with their family and friends proudly display the trash collected from the bottom of Fourth Lake (2020).