Inspect Before Boat Launch

By: Rick Karlin
News Outlet: Times Union
Date: April 25, 2014 
 
Starting in mid-May, boaters going to Lake George will have to go through mandatory inspections to make sure vessels on trailers aren't harboring any invasive species such as Eurasian milfoil, Asian clams or spiny water fleas.
 
The program, which will include six inspection stations around the lake, is the culmination of more than a year's worth of discussion, debate and planning.
Some hope it will serve as a model for other protections on nearby lakes.
 
“We see this as a model for something that should happen statewide,' said Eric Siy, executive director of the Fund for Lake George, a conservation group that is helping to pay for next week's training of inspectors with a $10,000 grant…
 

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