A Plan to Stop Invasive Species in Lake George

July 02, 2014 at 12:10 pm

NYNow’s Matt Ryan has the story on what’s being done to prevent the spread of invasive species to Lake George.

For many New Yorkers, summertime means a trip to historic Lake George. A popular vacation spot for decades, in recent years a number of invasive species have appeared in the Queen of American Lakes. Five of them have been specifically identified by The Fund for Lake George including Asian Clams, Spiny Water Flea, Zebra Mussels, Curly-Leaf Pondweed and Eurasian Milfoil. 

In May, a pilot program began that requires all boats entering the lake to be inspected both before and after they enter the water. NYNow’s MANAGING EDITOR  Matt Ryan has the story on the program – the only one of its kind east of the Mississippi.

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