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The Jefferson Project at Lake George today announced new milestones in the multimillion-dollar collaboration that seeks to understand and manage the complex factors impacting Lake George, a pristine natural ecosystem and cornerstone of New York’s tourism industry.

A major gift from Rensselaer trustee and alumnus John E. Kelly III, class of 1978, and his wife, Helen-Jo, will create an endowed fund to support ongoing research in the new Data Visualization Laboratory at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute in Lake George.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute biologist Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer was recently honored by The FUND for Lake George with the James D. Corbett award for her work on a committee tasked with preventing the introduction of invasive plant and animal species into Lake George.

A major new report—The State of the Lake: Thirty Years of Water Quality Monitoring on Lake George—details three decades of continuous monitoring that found Lake George to be in “remarkably good condition.”

An aerial survey of Lake George, begun last fall as part of the Jefferson Project at Lake George, will resume the week of May 19, weather dependent.

Starting next week, scientists will create a high-resolution contour map and images of the lakebed and surrounding mountains.

Rensselaer, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George announced the launch of “The Jefferson Project at Lake George.”

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