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DEC Releases Draft Statewide Invasives Management Plan

April 26, 2018, WAMC Northeast Public Radio | The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued its draft invasive management plan. It includes eight objectives and new strategies to prevent or manage aquatic and terrestrial threats to the ecosystem.

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Monroe and Siy: Act Now To Stop Invasives

April 23, 2018, Adirondack Almanac | No place in the state or nation is more vulnerable to aquatic invasive species (AIS) than the pristine waters of the Adirondacks. New York already has the highest number of non-native forest pests in the country and is adjacent to the continent’s main gateway for the introduction and spread of aquatic invasives — the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

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Bolton wastewater plant operator arrested

April 17, 2018, The Post Star | The operator of the Bolton town wastewater plant was arrested Tuesday for allegedly falsifying reports as to the effluent discharges the plant was making and having raw sewage discharged from the plant into the environment, officials said.

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Water official accused of tampering with tests

April 17, 2018, News 10 | Thomas French, 37, of Bolton Landing, is facing criminal charges for reportedly filing false information about contaminants discharged from the public wastewater system.

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Smart Lake, Healthy Ecosystem: The Jefferson Project at Lake George

April 3, 2018, Environmental Monitor | The Jefferson Project has transformed Lake George into what is arguably the world’s smartest lake, equipped with a tremendous range of sensors and equipment to collect data points -- and quantify its decline in water quality.

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Pest invasion: Plants and animals that attack natives

March 29, 2018, The TimesUnion | State agencies, nonprofit groups and individual homeowners are attempting to deal with aquatic and terrestrial pests that choke waterways and crowd out native plants and animals.

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City to seek funding for sewer projects

March 28, 2018, The Post Star | Replacing the roof and mechanical systems at the wastewater treatment facility and upgrading the Henry Street pumping station are two high-priority projects that the city would like to have designed so officials can move forward quickly if they can obtain state funding.

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