NY agency studies L. George invasives battle plan
Posted at: 09/10/2012 8:57 AM
| Updated at: 09/10/2012 10:16 AM
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - A state agency is looking at ways to keep invasive species out of Lake George in the southeastern Adirondacks.
Dave Wick, director of the Lake George Park Commission, says the agency is gathering public input on options for controlling invasive species like Asian clams and Eurasian watermilfoil.
The commission plans to release a draft plan by mid-October.
One possible strategy is to continue boat inspections that lake stewards are doing this year on a voluntary basis and using a new, portable power washer to clean boats. Another possibility would be to make the inspections and washings mandatory.
Many lake protection advocates prefer mandatory inspections and washings.
The issue has become more urgent since the discovery of a new invader, the spiny water flea, in July.
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