Area residents will have an opportunity to comment on proposed Lake George boating regulations aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species. The Lake George Park Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed plan Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at the Best Western in Ticonderoga.
continued — expand the Lake George Association’s boat steward program from May to September. The season previously ran from June to August. The expanded program will be funded by $50,000 from the state Environmental Protection Fund;
— develop and implement a more comprehensive outreach program to local and regional boaters who boat on Lake George on how they can reduce the risk of spreading and introducing invasive species;
— increase patrols by DEC and LGPC officers trained in aquatic invasive species spread prevention; and
— establish voluntary boat wash stations at boat launches around Lake George.
The park commission has also received $400,000 from the state this year to help contain and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.