Experts concerned with invasive clams, Zebra Mussels

But enforcing those laws is difficult, Smith continued.

While there's no conclusive proof Lake Placid is yet hosting any substantial number of zebra mussels, Smith said boat owners and the public need to remain vigilant to prevent the spread of invasive species in Adirondack Lakes.

Strategies to prevent the spread of nuisance species include boaters thoroughly cleaning the outside of their boats and draining all water from bait buckets and bilges before launching their boats; inspecting hulls, trailers and other equipment and removing plants, animals, mud and water; and drying one's boat and trailer in the sun for five to seven days when moving them between waterways.

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