Waterkeeper Establishes Stewardship Award Honoring Irving Langmuir
Dr. Irving Langmuir, the Nobel laureate whose world-wide fame as a scientist was equalled, on Lake George at least, by his prominence as a conservationist, is to be honored by the Lake George Waterkeeper with an award recognizing outstanding acts of stewardship.
According to Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky, the first Langmuir Award for Excellence in Development and Stewardship will be presented in 2012.
The award will be given to individuals, contractors or agencies of government that incorporate elements of Low Impact Development.
Navitsky defines Low Impact Development as “a stormwater strategy that maintains or restores the natural hydrologic functions of a site to protect the natural resources and water quality of Lake George.”
Those eligibile for the award will have demonstrated how Low Impact Development can be implemented and whose project promotes public awareness of environmentally-sensitive design.