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ADK Receives Grant to Protect Heart Lake Water Quality

ADK Receives Grant to Protect Heart Lake Water Quality

December 22, 2022 — Lake Placid, NY — ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been awarded a $80,709 Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) grant for septic system replacements at the Adirondak Loj.

Hosting the busiest trailhead in New York State, the Adirondak Loj is an important focal point for over 100,000 annual visitors as they come to experience the Heart Lake Program Center and explore the surrounding High Peaks Wilderness. For over 90 years, ADK has provided overnight accommodations, information, and other services at the Loj that have helped create a welcoming experience for visitors to the Adirondack Park.

Central to the Adirondak Loj and the experience offered there is Heart Lake, a pristine waterbody that feeds into the Ausable River watershed and, eventually, the Lake Champlain basin. Protecting Heart Lake has been a high priority for ADK since it began running the Loj in 1931.

“ADK has helped generations of outdoor recreators have safe and responsible outdoor experiences through the Adirondak Loj. Ensuring that we have a modern and functional septic system is key to ensuring that we can continue to offer these public services while protecting the water quality of Heart Lake,” said Michael Barrett, ADK Executive Director. “We thank the Lake Champlain Basin Program for recognizing the importance of this location by providing funding that will allow us to continue protecting it for generations to come.”

Learn more about the Adirondak Loj at ADK.org/locations.

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