Invasive Species

North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Essex County Passes Law to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species into Lake George

Lake George
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Essex County, New York Board of Supervisors has passed a local law to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the law applies only to Lake George.

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New York News
9:30 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Federal Funding to Help Prevent Invasives in Lake George Announced

Lake George, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Groups and communities working to prevent invasive species from entering Lake George received a boost from the federal government Friday.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Officials Warn Against Increased Mosquito Activity, Disease

Officials are warning that the recent wet weather in the Northeast could have an effect on the amount of mosquitoes, and precautions are being taken to control the risk of disease that could be passed on to people and animals. 

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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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New England News
10:32 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Schumer Outlines Invasive Prevention Legislation

Senator Charles Schumer

New York Senator Charles Schumer is proposing an early detection and rapid response grant program to combat aquatic invasive species before they spread to new waterways.

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North Country News
12:35 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

NY Invasive Prevention Recognized with National Awards

Credit Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

Two organizations in the region have received national awards for their work to control and prevent the spread of invasive species.

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New York News
8:51 am
Tue January 22, 2013

NY works on invasive species plan for Lake George

Credit Andy Arthur / Flickr

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators are working on a long-term plan to protect Lake George from invasive species, possibly including mandatory boat inspections.

The Lake George Park Commission had been developing plans for inspections and washing, with a $40 fee. The commission now says that plan is on hold while the Department of Environmental Conservation drafts an environmental impact statement, seeks public input, and considers alternatives.

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North Country News
12:20 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Lake George Invasive Species Strategy Released

Lake George from village beach
Credit Photo by Daniel Case/Creative Commons

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Lake George Park Commission have announced a strategic plan to address invasive species in Lake George. But critics say the policies won’t help the invasives fight.

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North Country News
10:35 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Plan Released to Curb Spread of Invasives in Lake George

The NYS DEC and the Lake George Park Commission on Wednesday announced a series of actions intended to prevent the spread of invasive species during the 2013 boating season.

The plan includes expansion of the Lake George Association’s boat steward program by two months.

A more comprehensive public outreach and education program will be developed and implemented and there will be more patrols by DEC and Park Commission officers trained in aquatic invasive spread prevention.  

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New England News
5:49 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Invasive Pest Prompts New Hampshire to Clear Trees

Range of the Red Pine
Credit USGS

An invasive forest pest commonly found in New York and Southern New England was recently discovered in New Hampshire, and now it’s prompting state officials there to clear hundreds of acres of forest land to prevent the spread of the insect. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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