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Abstract

Paul Smith's College's Watershed Steward­ship Program has posted employees at Adirondack boat launches since 2000 in an attempt to stop or delay the spread of invasive species, principally Eurasian watermilfoil. Public education, boat inspection and occasional boat cleaning comprise a day in the life of watershed stewards, who are typically Paul Smith's College environmental students. Stewards also monitor and control terrestrial invasive species and take part in a variety of service projects. A volunteer lake steward program was initiated in 2005 in Osgood Pond, modeled after the Watershed Stew­ardship Program's use of paid staff The article closes with an anecdote regarding the observation and extraction of an invasive weed from a boat being launched into Lake Placid.

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