PSC AWI Providing Free Boat Inspections And Decontaminations

Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (PSC AWI) will be providing free boat inspections and decontaminations starting Memorial Day weekend at nearly 100 locations across the region to help the public stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. PSC AWI operates the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Adirondack Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Program to help the public observe New York’s Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention law which prohibits invasive plants and animals on boats launching into the state’s lakes, ponds and rivers. The program includes decontamination stations and boat inspection locations at popular boat launches throughout the Adirondacks
PSC AWI staff inspect boats, educate visitors about aquatic invasive species, and decontaminate any boat to meet the Clean, Drain, and Dry standard required by New York State.