About the Adirondack Lakes Alliance
The Adirondack Lakes Alliance (ALA) represents lake and river associations within the Adirondack Park and has as its primary mission the protection and preservation of our Adirondack waters. This 6 million acre region, the largest publicly protected area within the contiguous United States, includes some 3,000 lakes, rivers, ponds and streams.
Our lake and river associations, made up of thousands of volunteers, serve as stewards and care takers helping to ensure that our waters are safe and clean for the nearly 10 million people who make their way to the Adirondacks annually. As our lakes and rivers have been threatened by the invasion of aquatic invasive species, our lake and river associations have been the first responders in developing and implementing management plans to curb their introduction as well as working to control their spread throughout the Park. The unique characteristic of ALA is the volunteerism effort of our membership, lake and river residents working on behalf of all who use these waters within the Park.
Adirondack Lakes Alliance is working throughout the Park. Five specific regions have been defined and each region is served by a Regional Director. Our Regional Directors assist in facilitating forums that bring together lake and river associations, town and local government representatives, resource people from a variety of governmental and non profit agencies to discuss issues affecting our waters and local communities. ALA supports our lake and river associations by making recommendations to appropriate state, county, and local municipalities, and educational and other relevant non-profit organizations, regarding environmental and ecological issues threatening Adirondack waters.
Important to the work of ALA are the partnerships we have developed with other entities that have a similar concern for protecting and preserving our waters.
We welcome and encourage lake and river associations to join with us in our important work. For additional information, please check our contact page.
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