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A Lake George Park Commission employee demonstrates how to effectively wash a hull of an outboard to get rid of contaminants during a training session held April 30 for new Park Commission employees. The agency’s invasive species abatement program which involves mandatory boat inspection — and decontamination if necessary — begins May 15 for boats being launched in Lake George.

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Boat inspectors train to keep invasive species out of Lake George

After about seven years of planning, mandated boat inspection and decontamination is coming to Lake George, and inspectors get trained to battle what one environmentalist calls 'biological terrorists' — aquatic invasive species that threaten to spoil area waterways.


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