Boaters to be warned about the invasive aquatic species


GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. THANKS FOR JOINING US. I’M BRIAN SPYROS. A NICE DAY TO BE OUT ON THE WATER.BUT THIS WEEKEND — ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIALS ARE TEACHING BOATERS ABOUT INVASIVE SPECIES.SPECIFICALLY — WHAT THEY CAN DO TO STOP THEM FROM SPREADINGNEWS 8’S MARIO BOONE IS LIVE IN MILFORD TONIGHT WITH THAT LESSON.MARIO. HERE’S SOMETHING MOST BOATERS DON’T THINK ABOUT… INADVERTENTLY HELPING THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES FROM ONE LAKE OR RIVER TO ANOTHER. THE PROBLEM IS SO CONCERNING THAT STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WORKERS HAVE DUBBED TODAY AND TOMORROW “AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEKEND.” AUTHORITIES SPENT MUCH OF TODAY AT SIX WATERWAYS ACROSS THE STATE EDUCATING BOATERS ON HOW TO STOP THE SCOURGE OF DANGEROUS SPECIES.THEY SAY SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS CLEANING YOUR BOAT OF EXCESS BUILD-UP AFTER A DAY ON THE WATER WILL HELP.NOW, IN THE PAST HOUR WE HEARD FROM MEMBERS OF THE VALLEY YACHT CLUB ABOUT THE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. HERE’S WHAT ONE OF THEM TOLD US.GEORGE ZYCHEK, VALLEY YACHTCLUB “I WOULD HOPE TO BE AWARE OF IT AND WOULD WANT TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL IN MAKING SURE THAT I DID WASH MY BOAT OUT PROPERLY.”AGAIN, STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WORKERS PLAN TO BE BACK ON THE WATER TOMORROW. I’LL EXPLAIN WHERE AND WHAT THEY’LL BE DOING TONIGHT AT 10 AND 11. REPORTING LIVE IN MILFORD…

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