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Information about the new initiative to clean and dry your boat, remove invasives, and drain bilge water before entering a new body of water.
The residents of Eagle Lake ask all visitors to practice Clean Drain Dry before entering and upon exiting the lake.
When leaving please pay particular attention to the REMOVAL OF PLANT MATTER as Eagle Lake is INFECTED!
(Curly Leaf Poondweed and Eurasian Watermilfoil)

Clean- Drain- Disinfect- Dry

Over the past few years a new initiative has been undertaken by NYS, local colleges and lake associations to slow the spread of aquatic invasive hitch hikes, this has included posting both paid and volunteer boat launch stewards at high usage boat launches to educate the boating community of the need to clean and drain their boat both before entering a water body and again when leaving. This along with, if possible, a reasonable time to allow the boat and other related water gear to dry can reduce the spread of invasives between water bodies. See the following 2 reports for more on the 2012 seasons lake stewards program.

Paul Smith's Watershed
Stewardship Program
Lake George Steward Program NYS Disinfection Procedures
Clean- Drain- Disinfect- Dry Lake George Releases Requirements
for Boat Washing
DEC Guidelines
Lake George Boat Inspection
NYS DEC Aquatic Invasive Species Transport Law   AWI 2015 Comprehensive Report on Boat Washing/Decontamination
 

 

 

The DEC has adopted new regulations requiring removal of all animal and plant matter and draining boats, holding wells, and equipment before launch and after launch took effect Wed. June 4 and apply to all DEC boat launches, fishing access sites, and any other DEC lands where watercraft such as boats, kayaks, and canoes can be launched. Attached is the related news release.

And here is a link to DEC's online spread prevention information: http:/www.dec.ny.gov/animals/48221.html

Cabela's Call to Action- Clean Drain Dry

New DEC Regulations Targeting Invasive Species- requiring removal of all animal and plant matter and draining boats, holding wells, and equipment before launch and after launch took effect Wed. June 4 and apply to all DEC boat launches, fishing access sites, and any other DEC lands where watercraft such as boats, kayaks, and canoes can be launched.

New York Invasive Species Council, ISAC- How to schedule an event for Invasive Species Awareness Week.

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Invasive Species-September 2nd Press Release

Boat Inspection and Decontamination for Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention- Recommendations for the Adirondack region, March 2014.

5-th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Stop the Invasion