January 8, 2013
In an attempt to smother Asian clams which have invaded Lake George’s Shepard Park Beach, mats have been laid down on the popular swimming venue to smother the sharp-edged creatures. With the mats to be in place through April, events of the Lake George Winter Carnival have been relocated.
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As invasive species fouling waters across the U.S., leaders of environmental groups call for a mandatory boat inspection and decontamination program to be in place this year for boats launched on Lake George — historically one of the nation's most pristine waterways.