Monday, November 1, 2010

New York Town Adopts Invasive Species Law

In Harrietstown, NY last week, the town board adopted "The Town of Harrietstown Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Law". The new law prohibits planting or introducing invasives into, on or around the town's shorelines. And also requires boaters to remove all aquatic plants from boats and trailer before entering or exiting the town's waters. Violators will be charged a fine of up to $250. The state Department of Environmental Conservation, state police, and Franklin County Sheriff's Department are in charge of enforcing the new invasive species law. Click here to read more.