DeFranco receives Langmuir Award for Low-Impact Development (LID) Practices
The Fund for Lake George awarded Anthony DeFranco, PE of DeFranco Landscaping and Anthony W. DeFranco, PE-Consulting Engineer with the Irving Langmuir Award on July 8, 2017 at the Fund for Lake George’s Annual Meeting. The award is given for excellence in development and stewardship, recognizing DeFranco’s dedication to protecting Lake George by implementing Low-Impact Development (LID) practices.
DeFranco noted that it was an honor to be recognized for this award, however it is a honor to his family for which his mother and father have dedicated the last thirty years to doing the “right things” around the Lake George basin. “We, as a Company and as a Family, certainly are proud to be honored with such a prestigious award. Thank you to all our clients and customers who have been instrumental in accepting our recommendations of implementing low-impact development techniques and practices on your properties.”
“Without our customers who recognize how important Lake George's water quality is, we wouldn't be recognized for this award. We all do our part. We are all in this together. Our customer’s properties have become our own personal laboratories as we continue to study and better understand each low-impact development practice.”, stated DeFranco.
DeFranco notes that the Fund for Lake George’s "Do-It-Yourself Water Quality: A Landowner's Guide to Property Management", was a game changer for the individual property owner. It provided property owners with a guide with specific best management practices for development around a lakeshore. He asked each member in the audience at the Fund’s Annual Meeting to continue to educate their neighbors about the importance of low-impact development practices.