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Invasive-species proposal affects local lakes

January 27, 2014

Newly proposed state Department of Environmental Conservation regulations that aim to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species at DEC boat launches would affect local waterways....

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Annarondac

Jan-28-14 5:31 PM

I get the no new tax meme, it's my line too, however, choke off your lakes and hiking with invasive plants, and your ruin what people come to this area for. By the way, I come with some expertise, as I'm a botanist who does NOT work for any state or federal government. Self-employed.

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TiredOfTax

Jan-28-14 1:52 PM

The most invasive species is the liberals and their pens!

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laker88

Jan-28-14 12:47 PM

Good comments Ann...the Sacandaga is one of the last few remaining gems in Fulton Co, bringing in much needed tourist dollars, tax revenue etc. Take the lake out of the equation, and that would be the final nail in the coffin for the county. Starting a boat wash business at the boat launches would be a great idea taxtired, as for the State allowing it...forget it, it makes too much sense.

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taxtired

Jan-28-14 11:23 AM

I wonder if a person could start a TAX FREE boat wash business on state land.

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grant18

Jan-28-14 11:09 AM

The "DEC Boat Launch on the Mohawk River in Amsterdam" has been unreachable for more than five years because it's behind the security gate to the City's sewage treatment plant, a fact that DEC apparently hasn't discovered yet.

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justathought

Jan-28-14 10:16 AM

Who is going to enforce this? The State does not have enough Environmental Conservation Officers as it is and now they have to watch people wash and dry their boats?

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MrBoB51

Jan-28-14 8:56 AM

I smell a new and unaccountable 'Agency' in the wind. Guess who pays for this new battalion of non-indigenous flora and fauna police??? A lot of this comes from foreign cargo ships dumping their ballast (water from who knows where) in the Hudson. Now it's our problem? Oh yes, see my first sentence.

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Annarondac

Jan-27-14 8:18 PM

There are many people who volunteer to monitor the lakes through NYSFOLA (New York State Federation of Lakes Association) who test pH, chemical analysis, temperature, turbidity, and many aspects that could damage our lakes. If your lake gets the Eurasian Milfoil, you might as well sell your lake front property, as the plant will take over and kill everything. Fulton County boasts of having 44 lakes, so keeping them healthy does help with tourism and local enjoyment. This is one program that will help all communities.

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Pards13

Jan-27-14 5:18 PM

Guess what Gertrude? It's time to sell the boat!!

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Gofigure

Jan-27-14 12:53 PM

Hey, its another thinly disguised fund raiser. At this point if I had a boat, I'd sell it. Who needs the agrivation?

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Scarecrow57

Jan-27-14 12:44 PM

Say its not so. The state wants to implement another do nothing make you feel good law.....

All it takes is one little seed to plant the species. And guess what, birds carry them from water way to water way all the time.

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