Saturday, August 5, 2023

Boaters Needed for Invasive Species Monitoring Weekend

If you have a motorboat, kayak, paddleboard, or canoe — and a couple of hours to enjoy Lake George — here’s a great opportunity to make a meaningful contribution by surveying for aquatic invasive species on the Lake.

For the second year, we are hosting a lake-wide Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring Weekend, August 18-20, and we hope you will cover one of 115 locations, looking for the six invasive species we know are present in the Lake:

  • Eurasian watermilfoil;
  • Curly-leaf pondweed;
  • Zebra mussel;
  • Asian clam;
  • Chinese mystery snail;
  • Spiny water flea

We will also be on the lookout for highly destructive non-native species, such as Hydrilla, that we desperately want to keep out. We need your help.

No invasive species identification experience is necessary to participate. And swimming is not required (but you can if you want to). We do encourage families and small groups to team up for a fun and educational Lake Protector experience.

Learn more and sign up here using our interactive map that allows you to choose the specific area of the Lake you would like to monitor. These locations are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so pick your favorite area as soon as possible.

Last year, our volunteers found more than 100 locations of invasives in Lake George. If left unchecked, invasive species can degrade the Lake’s water quality, impede recreational activities, and outcompete native plants and animals, which impacts property values and the region’s Lake-based economy. Working together, we can ward off this threat to keep our Lake clear and clean.

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One Response

  1. Fisherking says:

    I don’t put my boat on Lake George because of the Lake George Association. But I suspect that was the intention.

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