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Boat checks to be required on Lake George

Program targeting invasives likely to begin next year

Shari Dufresne, washes a Boston Whaler at Norowal Marina at Boltons Landing at Lake George Tuesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Shari Dufresne, washes a Boston Whaler at Norowal Marina at Boltons Landing at Lake George Tuesday.
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Lake George will become the first major lake in the eastern United States to require mandatory boat inspections to keep waterborne invasive species out of the lake. The Lake George Park Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to make boats arriving by trailer from other water bodies subject to mandatory inspections, and to decontamination washings if needed. The program will likely start in 2014. A copy of the draft regulations is available on the In the ...


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irene58
July 24, 2013
12:32 p.m.

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The decontamination part is very smart. My college child is working a summer job up north, doing much the same thing, except they have no authority to tell anyone to decontaminate before they put their boat in, or to not put it in at all.

How else would the state stop invasive species from contaminating our lakes? It should be a NYS law.

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