continued “There are still a lot of questions to be answered,” Wick said. “No decisions have been made. We’re meeting with people and exploring options.”
Invasive species are reaching the lake, Wick said, from boats that have been in other bodies of water and carry the unwanted hitchhikers.
The committee is meeting every two weeks in communities around the lake as it prepares to make recommendations on how to best deal with the problem of invasive species. Wick expects the LGPC to decide on possible regulations this fall and implement them in 2013.
Wick said the LGPC has four options:
— It can do nothing.
— It can ask boaters to participate in voluntary inspections.
— It can require mandatory inspection and decontamination of boats.
— It can rely on self-certification by boaters themselves.