From the Spring 2000 issue of LakeLine, a publication of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS):

“Currently the only Certified Lake Manager in New York, Steve LaMere’s initiatives in the field of public education have proven to be invaluable to the New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. and to many of the lake associations with which he has been involved. During the past several years, Steve has spent a considerable amount of his time traveling across the state of New York offering lectures on the importance of sound lake management. He has delivered a number of layperson-oriented training sessions aimed at empowering lakeshore owners with information.

Steve has also authored several important educational publications, including The Boaters Environmental Guide and The Eurasian Watermilfoil Fact Guide, designed to inform New York’s lakeshore property owners, sportspersons, recreational boaters, and local and state government officials about the importance of protecting lake ecosystems.

Steve has helped to prevent the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil in the Adirondack region through the establishment of a consortium of volunteer “lake watch” task forces to monitor for the introduction of exotic species into the waters of the Adirondack Park. In addition, he makes his own regular inspections for “exotics”. In short, through his efforts, Steve has been highly successful in increasing the public’s awareness of the unique problems and challenges facing New York’s exceptional waterbodies.”

View Schroon Lake: A case study in the importance of early detection in the management of exotic species, a feature article by Steve which appeared in a 1999 issue of LakeLine.