Mar 02, 2005 — The Lake George Association is the oldest shore-owners' group in the United States. For 120 years, the organization has been protecting water quality and pushing for sound development on Lake George. Two years ago, the LGA lost a fight with the state and other pro-environment groups. The lake association wanted to use the chemical herbicide "Sonar" to battle an invasive water plant called Eurasian watermilfoil. Brian Mann spoke with Walt Lender, who takes over next week as head of the LGA. Lender says the organization will continue to push for smart development around Lake George -- and for use the of chemicals to fight invasive species. Go to full article
Dec 17, 2002 — A political fight is underway over the use of a chemical herbicide in Lake George. For years, local residents have watched with alarm as an invasive plant species called Eurasian watermilfoil spread into bays and coves, choking out native plants. The issue is now the subject of intense lobbying in Albany. In the summer of 2001, Brian Mann traveled to Lake George to see the problem first hand. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency has delayed a final vote on the use of a chemical herbicide in Lake George. Many locals hope the chemical "Sonar" will kill an invasive plant species called Eurasian watermilfoil. But Park Agency staff oppose the plan. As Brian Mann reports, the debate has turned ugly, with Lake George residents promising to lobby Governor Pataki.
Tuesday during regional news, we'll take the sonar question out onto the waters of Lake George, revisiting a summer trip to a bay that's infested with Eurasian watermilfoil. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2002 — The political debate is raging over the use of a chemical herbicide to slow the spread of an invasive plant on Lake George. Brian Mann revisits a summer trip on the lake, made with the Lake George Park Commission's Mike White in 2001.
Dec 12, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency meets today in Ray Brook. This meeting is the first without veteran chairman Dick LeFebvre, who stepped down last month. The Agency is facing a laundry list of controversial issues, at a time when there's been turnover in top staff positions. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the Sonar controversy on Lake George and other issues. Go to full article
Oct 24, 2001 — Private talks are underway over a plan to use a chemical herbicide in Lake George. The chemical--known as "sonar"--could help in the fight against Eurasian watermilfoil. Critics say it will also kill native plants that are already endangered. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Sep 27, 2001 — A state judge says the use of an herbicide in Lake George wouldn't violate a New York law protecting rare and endangered plants. As Brian Mann reports, the ruling may boost efforts to use chemicals to control invasive species. Go to full article
Sep 07, 2001 — The Adirondack Council has filed suit to delay hearings into the proposed use of SONAR, an herbicide, to combat the invasive species watermilfoil in Lake George. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Aug 31, 2001 — A hearing was held last night in Lake George to discuss the use of the chemical SONAR to kill the invasive weed watermilfoil in the lake. Environmentalists say it would hurt water quality, while local government officials favor using the herbicide. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article