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New York State Lake George Park Commission Executive Director's Subject and Correspondence Files

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Lake George Park Commission is a New York State planning, environmental, and public safety agency with special responsibilities for water quality and lake recreation. This series contains subject and correspondence files of the Commission's executive director documenting managerial and administrative oversight of the agency and its activities.
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3 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1988-2007
Series Number:
B2551

Administrative History

The Lake George Park Commission is a New York State planning, environmental and public safety agency with special responsibilities for water quality and lake recreation. Boat and dock registrations are the main source of revenue to a special state trust fund that supports the Commission’s programs. The Commission has enacted and enforces State regulations governing boats, speed, boat noise, anchoring, marinas, moorings, docks and stormwater runoff from upland development. In addition to the Marine Patrol and planning initiatives, the Commission also:

• Operates a pollution hotline and is a first responder to pollution concerns

• Coordinates an Invasive Species Prevention Participating Business Program – an information and referral network of over 60 participating businesses,

• Conducts enforcement and compliance activities that protect the lake,

• Oversees lake water levels and monitors compliance with the dam operating guidelines,

• Administers a program of annual and short term boat and dock registrations,

• Coordinates with other agencies and organizations.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains subject and correspondence files of Lake George Park Commission Executive Director, Michael White, documenting managerial and administrative oversight of the agency and its activities. The records document the plan for the future of Lake George Park, shoreline management and recreation plan, stormwater and wastewater rulemaking, aquatic plant control, water quality, and agreements with other state agencies and area municipalities. Additional records pertain to environmental conservation facilities, legislation, and program funding. Record types include correspondence, subject files, and planning documents.

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