Report examines invasive species

LAKE GEORGE (AP) — There’s a slight improvement in the number of boats requiring decontamination to remove invasive species around New York’s Lake George.

The Post-Star says a report by the Lake George Park Commission finds 17 percent of the boats inspected there in 2017 required the procedure, compared to 18 percent the year before.

The report says a total of 6,684 boats have received a free decontamination since the program began in 2014.

The most prevalent invasive species found is a plant called Eurasian milfoil.

The number of boats with zebra mussels more than doubled. The commission’s executive director, David Wick, attributes that to a large number of boats coming from Saratoga Lake.

He says experts are working to address that issue.

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