With over 800 mats installed in Boon Bay, 300 in Lake George Village, and 48 at Norowal Marina, the spring treatment was larger than originally anticipated. While most of the mats have been out of the water for a while now, the final 100 or so mats in Lake George Village and 76 mats still in Boon Bay are coming out this week. So after the end of this week, all the mats from the spring treatment should finally be out of the lake. They will be cleaned and reprocessed in order to be reused for fall treatments before we know it!
Post-treatment survey work has already begun - and we hope to know what the results are of the spring treatment in mid to late September. We will also be working on replicating the lake-wide survey to scout for any possible new locations as was done last year as well. The results of both the post-treatment assessments and the lake-wide survey will allow us to plan fall treatments accordingly.
Stay tuned for the results of the spring treatments.
The Lake George Asian Clam Rapid Response Task Force
The threat to Lake George and the Adirondack Park from the Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) infestation was quickly grasped by Lake George and Adirondack Park civic and regulatory communities. This group formalized into the ad hoc Lake George Asian Clam Rapid Response Task Force (LGACRRTF) and has organized a containment and eradication plan for the Asian clam planned for the 2011 season.