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DEC orders boats washed at all facilities

Rules designed to slow spread of invasives

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted new statewide regulations requiring boaters to take actions to prevent the spread of invasive species. The rules adopted Thursday require the removal of visible plant and animal matter from all boats using DEC launches and encourages the drying of boats between uses. The rules also cover boat trailers and associated equipment. The new regulations go into effect immediately. The rules apply at more than 300 DEC boat ...


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