Comprised of municipal leaders, conservation groups, and researchers, the S.A.V.E. (Stop Aquatic inVasives from Entering) Lake George Partnership was formed in late 2012 in response to the urgent need for a mandatory invasives prevention program. Prevention is widely viewed as the only way to protect the Lake and a regional economy closely tied to its pristine waters from the mounting invasives threats.
For more information on The S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership, please visit: fundforlakegeorge.org
One of the greatest threats to Lake George comes from aquatic invasive species. Invasive species are plants or animals which are not native to the region, and can cause significant ecological and economic impact to a waterbody.
The primary mechanism whereby invasive species are introduced into waterbodies is through boating. When boaters leave a waterbody and trailer their boat to another waterbody, there is a chance that plants or other invasive species may be on the boat or the trailer. When the infected boat is launched into a new waterbody, that species gets introduced into that waterbody and the problems begin.
For more information on the Lake George inspection regulatory program, please visit: https://lgpc.ny.gov/lake-george-boat-inspections