Wanting to discover if the org's recent self-praise regarding carrying out remedial work on a dam at their new H.Q. location was justified, I contacted the New York State Parks department to ask a simple question:
"I am writing to enquire if Sterling Forest Lake is now owned by the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, or is it publicly owned?
Thanking you for your time and trouble,"
"Good Afternoon Searcher:
Sterling Forest State Park is managed by New York State Parks."
"I'm sorry if my question wasn't clear. I appreciate that the Sterling Forest State Park isn't owned by the WTBTS, but are they now owners/responsible for the lake itself, or is the lake not their legal concern?" Searcher.
To date - no response.
Perhaps someone on the other side of the pond could have more success in discovering if the org is responsible for the lake and its infrastructure.