Aquatic Invasive Species

New York News
1:05 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

"Clean, Drain, Dry" Is Message To Lake George Boaters

Credit USDA

On May 15th, the Lake George Park Commission’s mandatory inspection program for boats and trailers will begin. This week, the Park Commission began training the inspectors that will be working to prevent invasive species from entering the lake.

WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Park Commission executive director David Wick about the training and the inspection program.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Lake George Advocates Praise Gov. Cuomo For Conservation Efforts

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In a letter penned by Lake George Mayor Robert Blais on behalf of the Stop Aquatic Invasives From Entering Lake George Partnership to the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the governor received high marks on his attention to work helping protect the Adirondack lake.

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New York News
6:26 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Environmental Groups Weigh-In On NY DEC Draft Invasive Species Regulations

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle
Credit NYS DEC

Environmental groups are weighing in on proposed regulations by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to halt the spread of invasive species. 

The New York State Department of Conservation is currently accepting comments on proposed regulations that identify specific invasive species of plants, algae, animals, insects, and fungi and supply language on how those species should be handled to halt or limit their spread, which cause harm to native species in New York and beyond.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Commission Votes to Implement Mandatory Boat Inspections to Prevent Spread of Aquatic Invasives

Lake George, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Lake George Park Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a mandatory boat-washing and inspection program in order to protect one of New York's most popular lakes from invasive species.

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New England News
5:09 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Aquatic Nuisance Found In Berkshire County River

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State environmental officials in Massachusetts are warning residents about the discovery of an aquatic nuisance recently found in the Berkshires for the first time.

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife confirmed the presence of didymo in the Green River in the Berkshire County communities of Alford and Egremont.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

First Hearing on Lake George Invasive Prevention Plan Held

Credit Lake George Park Commission

The Lake George Park Commission held the first of two public hearings on its draft aquatic invasive species prevention plan Tuesday afternoon. While most who attended expressed support, some are concerned about how the plan could affect boaters’ access to the lake.

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