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Stop the Spread

You can help stop the spread of invasive species in Hamilton County and beyond.  

  • Clean all mud, plants, and animals from your trailer, watercraft, seaplane, gear, clothes, shoes, and pets.  Dispose of in the garbage or on dry land. 
  • Drain water from the livewell, bilge, motor, hull, and bait containers before leaving the launch. 
  • Dry boats, trailers, and gear for at least 5 days before launching into another water body.  Recommended dry times are found on the 100th Meridian Initiative website.    
  • Visit a boat inspection and decontamination station and have your watercraft checked for invasives and washed by a steward of the Paul Smith's Adirondack Watershed Institute.
  • Do not release live bait into water bodies.
  • Do not release former aquarium pets or plants into the wild.
  • Plant natives plants, not invasives.
  • Don't move firewood.  Green firewood may contain invasive insects.  Burn the wood where you buy it.
  • Monitor and manage invasives on your property or in your lake.
  • Survey for invasive species.
  • Report invasive species to your Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District.
  • Schedule an invasive species presentation for your organization or class. Presentations may be geared for any age group and can include an outdoor lab.


Invasive Insect Forest Surveying: a how to guide for emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle

Board of Directors Meetings

First Tuesday of every month.
9:30 AM at the District office in Lake Pleasant.
The public is welcome to attend.

District Law

Board of Directors

Robin Morrison, Chairman 
Edward Winchell, Vice Chairman
Bruce Jennings
Phillip C. Snyder
Richard Wilt

The District’s accomplishments would not be possible without the support of the State of New York, Hamilton County, and FLLOWPA.