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A plan to stop invasive species in Lake George

Last Updated by Matt Ryan on
Lake George invasive species
Matt Ryan



Summertime is right around the corner and for many New Yorkers that means a trip to historic Lake George.  A popular vacation spot for decades, in recent years a number of invasive species have appeared in the Queen of American Lakes. Five of them have been specifically identified by The Fund for Lake George including Asian Clams, Spiny Water Flea, Zebra Mussels, Curly-Leaf Pondweed, and Eurasian Milfoil. 

In May, a pilot program began that requires all boats entering the lake to be inspected both before and after they enter the water. We detail the only program of its kind east of the Mississippi. Watch the complete story above.

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