Lake George Park Commission

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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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Mandatory Boat Inspections Approved For Lake George

Lake George, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Lake George Park Commission has adopted final rules requiring boat inspections to prevent introduction of invasive species in Lake George.

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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 York News
7:15 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Commission OK's Mandatory Boat Inspections for Upstate Lake

Boater washing hull for invasive prevention
Credit USDA

The Lake George Park Commission has approved a mandatory boat-washing and inspection program to protect one of New York's most popular lakes from invasive species.

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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 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 York News
12:30 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Draft Invasive Control Plan for Lake George Basin Released

Lake George panorama from Prospect Mountain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Lake George Park Commission has issued a draft plan for lake-wide invasive species control and prevention.

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

NY works on invasive species plan for Lake George

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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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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Commissioners to Consider Mandatory Boat Inspections to Prevent Invasive Species

Asian Clams, an invasive species in Lake George
Credit Fund for Lake George

The Lake George Park Commission will hold a special meeting next week to discuss a plan to prevent aquatic invasive species from entering the lake.

The meeting on Tuesday follows a summer and fall assessing alternatives for keeping new invasive species out of Lake George. The Lake George Park Commission worked with communities surrounding the basin. It resulted in a recommendation from their consultant that a mandatory boat inspection program be imposed.  Commission Executive Director Dave Wick says the upcoming meeting will examine how such a mandatory program would work.

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