First homeowner association on Lake George to do so!
Bolton Landing’s Rainbow Beach Association was honored last week at the LGA Annual Meeting.
They are the first homeowner association to make boat launching regulations to help combat invasive species on Lake George.
You can see the exact wording of their regulations on the LGA website – here.
Rainbow Beach members may launch boats at the beach’s launch without inspection only if the boats have been used exclusively in Lake George. If boats visit waters other than Lake George, owners must provide information on how the boat and trailer have been inspected and cleaned, prior to launch. Non-members, guests, and renters will not be permitted to launch.
We were delighted to see Rainbow Beach take such a proactive approach to
fighting invasive species.
Last summer, Walt Lender, LGA executive director, and Emily DeBolt, LGA director of education, gave a presentation to Rainbow Beach Association about a variety of Lake-related topics, including what was happening just around the corner with Asian clam in Boon Bay. The idea came up that the Rainbow Beach launch ramp was located where invasive species could be inadvertently introduced into the Lake. Over the winter, Rainbow Beach members talked about what they could do to help.
Emily worked with Susan Wilson, a long-time LGA volunteer and a member of Rainbow Beach Association, to provide educational materials about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. Rainbow Beach then decided to take it one step further this spring by adopting launching restrictions.
We hope other homeowner associations will follow suit!