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SECTION 43-0101
Legislative intent
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 43
§ 43-0101. Legislative intent.

The preservation and enhancement of natural beauty in the state, the
preservation and conservation of pure water supplies and other natural
resources, the preservation and development of natural resources and
recreational facilities for the benefit of the public, the promotion of
the study of history, natural science, and lore, the conservation and
protection of state lands in the forest preserve and areas adjacent
thereto, and the promotion and preservation of the health and welfare of
the public residing, sojourning, or visiting therein being the concern
of the state, the legislature hereby declares it to be in the public
interest to preserve, protect, conserve and enhance the unique natural
scenic beauty and to promote the study of the history, natural science,
and lore of Lake George and the area near or adjacent thereto and to
provide means whereby owners of real property near or adjacent to the
lake, other interested individuals, corporations, associations,
organizations, and municipalities bordering on the lake may preserve,
protect and enhance the natural scenic beauty of the lake and its
surrounding countryside and regulate the use of the lake and the area
near or adjacent thereto for appropriate residential, conservation,
health, recreational, and educational purposes.