- Date Posted: 09/17/12
- Update Relevancy: 05/12 - 09/12
- Comment Posted By: Lake Champlain Basin Program
- Sub-watershed: Lake Champlain
- Jurisdiction: NY/VT
The 2012 Boat Launch Steward Program season is still underway. Three stewards in VT and four stewards in NY worked from Memorial to Labor Day weekend at various launches around Lake Champlain including Point Au Roche, Wilcox, Plattsburgh, Peru, Westport, Port Kent, Ticonderoga, and South Bay in NY and South Hero, Malletts Bay, and Shelburne in VT. Boat launch steward data collected during the season is under review. Lake Champlain stewards also covered a number of fishing tournaments and educational events to share information about aquatic invasive species spread prevention and they assisted the Lake Champlain Committee by collected blue green algae samples at their launches to enhance monitoring efforts. The Paul Smiths College Adirondack Watershed Stewardship Program and Lake George Steward Programs have also been successful this year with support from the LCBP local implementation grants. Rainbow Lake Association and Lake Dunmore Fern Lake Association also received LCBP local grant support for stewardship in the 2012 summer season.