The Upper Saranac Lake Foundation has received a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program. A $15,000 grant was awarded to the USLF for its Milfoil Control and Spread Prevention Program. This one time / 12-month grant was awarded to improve the Foundations efforts to control invasive species, prevent further spreading of Eurasian Water Milfoil and to increase the efficiency of our proven hand-harvesting methods and to increase public awareness and education.
Thank you to the Upper Saranac Lake Association members and all supporters who made donations to the USLF for the milfoil program. These donations were a deciding factor, leveraging the LCBP in awarding this grant to the USLF. Without the support that you provided, both financially and morally, the USLF would not have been able to prove need for these funds.
Essentially, this grant will extend the milfoil harvesting dive season longer than previous years. The divers will be harvesting milfoil into October this year.
The grant was awarded to the USLF based on the efforts and compilations of Peter Woll, Charlie Sheerin and Guy Middleton.