The organization was founded in 1953. LPSA utilizes a broad range of activities and initiatives to raise awareness of the threats of invasive species in our waters and woodlands, including both aquatic and terrestrial invasives. If invasive species are discovered in our area, the organization volunteers work with property owners and government agencies to fight the spread of invasive species which pose a threat to the ecological health and beauty of our area.
Lakes in the Town of Lake Pleasant include Lake Pleasant, Sacandaga Lake, Oxbow Lake, Whitaker Lake, and others, including a part of Indian Lake.
LPSA implements and supports many projects which protect the environment and benefit the community.
Known as red tides, blue-green algae or cyanobacteria, harmful algal blooms have severe impacts on human health, aquatic ecosystems and the economy.
Protecting our lakes and waterways from invasive species is one of the most important functions of the Lake Pleasant – Sacandaga Association.
Protecting our forests, woodlands, and other areas from terrestrial invasive species is important to maintain the health of our forests and the beauty of our communities
Our friend and LPSA Board member, Elaine Brophy passed away last summer. Elaine volunteered her time to represent LPSA at the Farmers Market each week, helping to raise awareness of the threats of invasive species in our area. We will miss her friendship and her contributions to LPSA.
The LPSA website has been updated with new information about the invasive species giant hogweed. Please take a few minutes to read about this dangerous invasive species.