Funding secured for Lake George underwater documentary

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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Documentaries can bring powerful insight into how our world changes around us both naturally as well as highlight the effects man has on the environment. Locally, the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District (WCSWCD) announced they have received funding to document what happens below the surface of Lake George.

Crews using special underwater equipment will show viewers both unaffected areas as well as areas that have been altered by man-made factors.

“The goal is to bring the general public a view of the lake bottom that relatively few people ever
see, and to promote an effort to protect our natural resources and water quality within the
Lake Champlain Basin,” said Bob Bombard, water resource specialist with WCSWCD. “We want
to document the effects of human-induced disturbances and aquatic invasive species on the
local environment.”

The Soil & Water Conservation District reportedly received $10,000 in funding from the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) through an LCBP Education and Outreach Grant to create the underwater film.

Officials say the plan is to film during the summer from June until August and present the finished product to the public in fall 2021 via the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District website, Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

The documentary will also reportedly be available during New York’s Invasive Species Week presentations in Lake George Village, on the websites of their project partners and in science classes
throughout Warren County and the Lake Champlain Basin.

The Soil & Water Conservation District will also be working with SUNY Adirondack, The Lake George
Association
, The Fund for Lake George/ Lake George Waterkeeper and the Lake George Park
Commission
to create the educational film.

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