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In 2010, volunteers place mats designed to curb the spread of Asian Clams in Lake George. Environmentalists have noted that it is 50 to 100 times cheaper to prevent invasives from taking hold in a lake versus trying to combat their propagation once they’ve become established. The Lake George Park Commission is considering a law requiring inspection of all boats, before they are launched in the lake, for the presence of invasive species and mandating remedial disinfection, if needed.

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Trial program mulled for Lake George boat disinfection concept

Feb. 3, the Commission’s Invasives Species Spread Prevention Committee discussed establishing a trial boat inspection and vessel disinfection program within several months at Norowal Marina.

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