2016 marked the fifth year of the lakewide survey to identify any new locations of invasive Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) in Lake George.
The Lake George Association participates each year in this weeklong survey where we swim the shoreline and search for the invader.
Asian clams were first discovered in Lake George in 2010, and considerable effort and cost have gone into aggressive efforts to eradicate and/or control this invasive species.
Left unchecked, Asian clams can reproduce exponentially and cause negative ecological and recreational impacts to a waterbody. The Lake George Asian Clam Task Force was created to address this threat, consisting of agencies, nonprofits, and municipal leadership around the Lake George watershed.