Lake George Association (LGA) Lake George Waterkeeper


The 8th Annual Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit

The Roadmap for Road Salt Reduction: Safe Roads. Clean Water. Less Cost.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023 • 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Ctr., Lake George, NY

For the past eight years, the Lake George Association, the preeminent protector of The Queen of American Lakes, has combined community partnerships, technological innovation, and direct investment to create a model for road salt protection that can be applied in communities worldwide to protect our waterbodies as well as save money for taxpayers and businesses.

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, we share our roadmap to road salt reduction success at our 8th Annual Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit, hosted at the Fort William Henry Hotel on Lake George and live streamed on this page.

The LGA, and our generous sponsors, thank you for your interest in road salt reduction. We encourage you to view our list of sponsors below and learn how they can be of service to you.

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7:30amRegistration opens / Exhibitors’ tables available

8:00amNetworking / Vendor displays

Session 1 (9:00-10:00)


Eric Siy, President, Lake George Association

Ray Perry, Mayor, Village of Lake George

9:10amSnow Fighters — Salt and Sand Reduction Success Stories

Moderator: Phill Sexton, Founder & Managing Director, WIT Advisers

Lake George Initiative:

     Jim Hogan, Highway General Supervisor, Washington County DPW

Adirondack Program:

     Mike Farrell, Highway Superintendent, Town of Peru

SWiM® Certification Awards

Road Salt Reduction Grant - Town of Lake George Brine Maker/Co-op:

     Rob Lanfear, Highway Superintendent, Town of Lake George

     Dennis Dickinson, Superintendent, Town of Lake George

     Vinnie Crocitto, Deputy Supervisor, Town of Lake George

Session 2 (10:15-11:15)

10:15amAdirondack Road Salt Task Force Report - Panel Discussion

Introductory Remarks by New York State Task Force Co-Chairs:

     Sean Mahar, Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYS DEC

     Rob Fitch, P.E., Director of Transportation Maintenance, NYS DOT

Kevin Hajos, P.E., Superintendent, Warren County DPW

Gerald Delaney Sr., Executive Director, Adirondack Park Local Govt. Reivew Board

Phill Sexton, Founder & Managing Director, WIT Advisors

A.J. Smith, PhD, Assistant Director, NYC DEC, Division of Water

Session 3 (11:25-12:00)

11:25amEffects of Road Salt

James Emery, P.G., Principal, Emery & Garret Groundwater Investigations

Session 4 (12:00-12:45)

12:00pmLunch and Sponsor Presentations


Live demos outside and inside; videos for streaming participants

Session 5A & B (1:45-2:45)

1:45pm 5A: Engaging Stakeholders and Businesses - Panel Disucssion

Erin Stretz, Asst. Director of Science & Stewardship, The Watershed Institute (NJ)

Kelley Tucker, Executive Director, Ausable River Association

Sawyer Bailey, Executive Director, AdkAction

1:45pm5B: Best Practice Calibration Training Session (on-site only)

Rob Vopleus, WIT Advisors

2:45pmClosing Discussion / Evaluation

Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper, Lake George Association