Lake George

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Thousands of motorcycles have been rumbling across roads and highways leading to Lake George over the past week. The annual Americade draws vendors, motorcyclists and money to the region.

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.

Forum Set On Upstate NY Casino Plan

Apr 29, 2013

Another upstate New York tourist town is looking into casino gambling.

The Mayor of Lake George has scheduled a public forum Tuesday evening to get a sense of where residents stand on casino gambling in Warren County.

Officials in Saratoga Springs and Essex County have already expressed an interest in a gambling casino.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has outlined a plan to boost tourism and economic development by allowing as many as three resort gambling casinos in upstate New York. The proposal would be subject to a referendum.

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

NY works on invasive species plan for Lake George

Jan 22, 2013
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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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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.

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.  

Courtesy The Fund for Lake George

Lake George’s fight to eliminate an incursion of Asian Clam may need to transition to management of the aquatic invasive.

New York's top court has rejected damages claims against state inspectors who continually recertified a tour boat for 48-passenger capacity before it overturned on an Adirondack lake in 2005, drowning 20 people during a leaf-peeping tour.

The Court of Appeals said Thursday that the state generally isn't liable for "the negligent performance" of government functions unless it has some "special duty" to those hurt.

Fund for Lake George

Four new colonies of invasive Asian clams have been found in Lake George.

Just after Labor Day a volunteer group organized by the Lake George Park Commission began surveying areas of high risk for further spread of Asian Clams in Lake George, including boat launch areas and sandy, shallow areas.  Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky says they are surveying between 140 and 150 areas of the lake.

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