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Public hearing set for Lake George Invasive Species Prevention plan

LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George Park Commission has released its proposed plan to curb invasive species in Lake George, and the agency is soon holding two public hearings to receive public comments.
The first hearing is to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 in the Fort William Henry Conference Center in Lake George, and the second will be on Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western in Ticonderoga.
“This has been a very open and significant effort over the past 18 months, and we look forward to the public’s comments on our plan,” Park Commission Chairman Bruce Young said in a prepared statement. “These hearings will help shape the Commission’s decisions on how to proceed forward.”
The plan presents alternatives to keeping new invasive species out of Lake George, focusing that boats coming from other waterways. Options for prevention include a voluntary program of boat launch stewards and public education, a self-certification program for boaters, and a mandatory inspection program for trailered boats prior to launch into Lake George. Each alternative is discussed in the Plan, identifying the likely cost of that option, how it could be implemented, and exploring the impact on Lake George boaters.
The public comment period on the plan will remain open until June 25. The plan can be viewed at: www.lgpc.state.ny.us.

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