Sunday, February 10, 2013
Lake stewardship could be expanded to help block invasives from Adirondack lakes
By Mark Wilson/For The Sunday Gazette
February in the Adirondacks brings to mind images of winter carnivals and pageants of student royalty posed against frosted landscapes. This year, a late January thaw came close to spoiling some cherished traditions: Lake George’s Carnival had to move the outhouse races onshore, off the thinly frozen lake surface. This trend poses serious, though predictable, consequences to lake ecology, and by extension to our fisheries, our tourist and recreation economies, and — for many communities — our drinking water supply....