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Lakes Management Committee Meeting

On July 21, 2023 at 6PM at Town Hall

This was an informational meeting with Glenn Sullivan of SOLitude Lake Management about a pilot program on the use of herbicide ProcellaCOR on East and West Caroga Lakes. The public should attend this meeting.

For background on ProcellaCOR, read this comment letter on ProcellaCOR EC in Paradox Lake from Protect the Adirondacks.

On May 22, 2023 at 6PM there will be a Lakes Management Committee meeting

Caroga Town Hall Gym. Draft meeting agenda:

We will try to offer access to folks who cannot attend in person. The zoom contact information is below. Join via Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 880 2467 9778
Passcode: 151804
One tap mobile +1646-931-3860,
Marcus Harazin

On December 11, 2019, Paul Smiths College provided statistics for the 2019 stewards program in Caroga. The first report is for each location and includes counts of invasive species. The second report show traffic hour by hour.

On September 11, 2019, the State of New York’s Office of State Controller approved the Stewards Grant contract. The executed contract is now online at the state website.

On June 14, 2019, the State of New York officially announced the funding of the $60,989 grant to fund stewards at the West Lake boat launch and at the boat wash station across from town hall. The grant was submitted by James McMartin Long, Mike Durkee, and Marcus Harazin at the beginning of 2019.


Boat being decontaminated with boat wash facilities in background.

Resolution #2018-120 formally created a Lakes Management Committee and instructed said committee to create a Lakes Management Plan document.

The Lakes Management Plan (web or pdf) includes a Lakes Inventory Atttachment (pdf).

On February 6, 2019, the Town Board adopted by Resolution #2019-015 the Lakes Management Plan.

On February 6, 2019, the Town Board passed Resolution #2019-016 to apply for the NYS DEC Aquatic Species Grants.

2019 Stewards Grant Application Documents

Adirondack Lake Assessment Program

Invasive Eurasian milfoil notes

Boating safety

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