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Lake George hearing slated in Ticonderoga

Proposed boating regulations to be discussed June 12

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.

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.

— — 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.

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