PLANNING YOUR PROJECT

RESOURCE MATERIAL

Trash Clean-up Lake Bottom, Shoreline and Beyond!

The Boon Family’s annual effort to remove trash from the bottom of Fourth Lake inspired this event and may inspire you as well! Read their story:

https://www.adirondackexpress.com/adirondack-express-08-04-2020/

http://www.weeklyadk.com/archives/11093

https://www.adirondackexpress.com/express-3d-june-4-2021/

Homeowner’s Guide to Lake-Friendly Living

https://fultonchainoflakesassociation.org/pdf/homeowners_guide.pdf

Water Gardens in New York

https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/waterguide.pdf

Check out the New York Botanical Garden’s tips for starting your own water garden at https://libguides.nybg.org/watergarden.

Find plants that are native to your area at the New York Flora Atlas: www.newyork.plantatlas.usf.edu.


Visit, Observe and Report – AWI Lake Stewards Video Series

https://www.adkwatershed.org/stewardship-program


Ranger Station at Alger Island Access Point

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24451.html

Invasive Species - Aquatic

https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/50121.html

Invasive Species | Adirondack Watershed Institute (adkwatershed.org)

https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/06/invasive-species-awareness-week-2021.html

Invasive Species - Terrestrial

https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/95383.html


Take photos and report infestations of invasive plants or animals to isinfo@dec.ny.gov or to the iMapInvasives database: http://www.nyimapinvasives.org/.


Harmful Algal Blooms

https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/77118.html


Additional News Articles

https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/05/maintain-the-chain-clean-up-event.html#comments

Left photo: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), rapid accumulation of algae in lakes that can be harmful to both wildlife and humans. Common colors are green, blue-green, yellow, brown, or red.

Middle photo: Eurasian Milfoil, is an invasive aquatic plant that destroys ecosystems. Due to the dense mats that it forms, it often makes activities such as boating and swimming difficult or impossible. Furthermore, clusters of these plants serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Right photo: Spotted lantern flies are in invasive pest from Asia that feed on a variety of plants such as maple and walnut trees, and thus pose a significant threat to New York's agricultural health.


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

Fulton Chain of Lakes Association Donations (optional) to fund future MTC events.