Canandaigua, New York – On Monday, local leaders celebrated the grand opening of a new boat washing station at Canandaigua Lake.
The station, located at Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park, includes a high-pressure washer.
The station should prevent the spread of invasive species and protect the health of Canandaigua Lake and other bodies of water in the region.
Boat owners and operators are strongly encouraged to wash their boats before entering the water.
“It is essential that we protect our lakes from invasive species that can do serious harm to our water quality and public health,” State Sen. Pam Helming said in a statement. “We must keep our lakes safe for the health of our communities and economy, local tourism, and for residents and visitors to enjoy. This boat washing station is a critical step forward in prioritizing the health of our lakes, and I am thankful to the many individuals and agencies involved in this extensive team effort.”