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Inspect boats, groups urge

Proposal aims to curb invasives in Lake George

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Five environmental organizations on Monday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state environmental officials to support a mandatory boat inspection and decontamination proposal to keep invasive species out of Lake George. The Lake George Park Commission announced in November it was exploring a $40 mandatory inspection fee on trailered boats to prevent new invasive species from entering the 32-mile-long Adirondack lake. Eurasian milfoil, zebra mussels and spiny waterfleas are already causing problems in the lake. The ...

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