History of APWQ Coalition
Above: Assembly Point residents meet with outreach educator, diver and consultant to discuss lakeside buffering options, fall 2009.
Several years ago, a number of us began walking the length of Assembly Point daily. Assembly Point Road is similar to a number of roads around the Lake George which have poor stormwater management. We saw that Assembly Point Road, which is steeply sloped toward the lake, was inadequately buffered, and stormwater was not being managed. Impervious driveways increased the runoff into the lake. Consequently, pollutants such as road salt, sand, fertilizers and pesticides all flow freely into the lake.
In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, a small band of concerned residents walked the Point to inventory downed trees (over 900 counted). The impact of losing these trees and root systems exacerbated runoff.
Our daily exercise routine took on a different meaning as we organized into an action group. We represent a growing community that recognizes the need to become involved and work with responsible agencies.
In fall 2013, the group established the Assembly Point Water Quality Coalition, a non profit dedicated to addressing both local and lakewide water quality and environmental issues. We received our 501c3 status and Federal ID number in spring 2014. We meet throughout the year and are actively expanding membership.
Below please see our 2011 outreach pamphlet.