SOA’s Keep Placid Pure Fund

Keep Placid Pure is the SOA’s charitable fund to protect and preserve the Lake and Shoreline, managed by the Adirondack Foundation. This Fund is used exclusively for programs and services needed to maintain the highest water quality, prevent and control invasive species, and maintain the health and safety of the lake and shoreline. Donations to this 501(c)(3) fund is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Help maintain Lake Placid’s pristine shoreline and water

Learn more about the challenges facing the Lake.

Since 1893, the SOA has worked tirelessly to maintain the health, safety and beauty of Placid Lake and its shoreline. Our history is filled with examples of our commitment to preserving the Lake for recreational use and enjoyment by generations to come. The SOA’s recent focus on eliminating invasive species from the Lake is but one such example.

While the challenges of invasive species will continue to be a top priority, there are other threats to the Lake’s well-being that are equally as challenging and deserving of our attention and resources. These include, but are not limited to the risks resulting from aging septic systems, climate change, and increased boat traffic and uses.

To help responsibly manage the risks posed by these and other threats to the quality and purity of Placid Lake, the SOA’s Keep Placid Pure Fund is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) fund managed by the Adirondack Foundation.

This Fund is the major source of funding to protect the famed quality and clarity of Placid Lake water and to help ensure the continued safe and responsible use and enjoyment of Placid Lake.

The SOA thanks you for your past support and for your continued support of the important projects that will benefit from the Fund.