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The Lake George Association
July 2013
Lake George Association
Essex County enacted 
invasive species transport law 


Essex County enacted an invasive species transport law for Lake George at its regular monthly board of supervisors meeting on Monday July 1, 2013.  The law takes effect immediately.  The law applies only to the portion of the Lake George basin that lies within Essex County. 


Lake George Association Executive Director, Walt Lender, testified at the public hearing held prior to the Board of Supervisor’s meeting Monday morning.  “We are grateful to the Board of Supervisors, and in particular to Ticonderoga supervisor Deb Malaney, for your leadership and commitment to this issue.”  Lender stated.  “Invasive species are a growing threat to all waterways in the county, and particularly Lake George.  They are expensive to manage and we simply do not have the capability to control any new introductions, so this law helps prevent their spread between water bodies,” Lender added.


The Lake George Association manages the Lake Steward program which inspects boats entering and leaving Lake George.  Stewards are stationed at Mossy Point boat launch, which is the only public boat launch on Lake George in Essex County.  Approximately 4 miles of Lake George is in Essex county.


Warren County’s Chester Town Supervisor and head of the legislative committee for Warren County, Fred Montroe, championed the passage of a similar law in Warren County and encouraged Essex County to take up the invasive species transport law.  Most of Lake George lies within Warren County.


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Lake George, New York 12845-0408

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