Brendan Wiltse (L), Science & Stewardship Director with Tyler Merriam, Donor Outreach Associate
At our Club's January 16th meeting, we were given an update on the Ausable Sustainable Salt Initiative and Mirror Lake Funding Needs.  The challenge to the community is described in the following page from a recent Ausable River Association publication.
In today's presentation, Brendan spoke about the Ausable Sustainable Salt Initiative, a collaborative effort with the towns and villages to mitigate groundwater contamination and the impact of road salt pollution.  Brendan spoke about the significant difference investments made by use of Live Edge plows by the Town of North Elba and stormwater improvements the Village of Lake Placid has made around Mirror Lake.  There is much work to be done as elevated sodium and chloride threatens drinking water supplies while salt laden runoff, which is denser than lake water, settles to lake bottoms and threaten aquatic life.  More information may be found at https://ausableriver.org