About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen is an award-winning journalist covering environmental policy for the Explorer since January 2020. She also takes photos and videos for the Explorer's magazine and website. She is a current member of the Legislative Correspondents Association of New York. Gwen has worked at various news outlets since 2015. Prior to moving to upstate New York, she worked for a D.C. Metro-area public relations firm, producing digital content for clients including the World Health Organization, the Low Income Investment Fund and Rights and Resources Initiative. She has a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, from the University of Connecticut. Gwen is also a part-time figure skating coach. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. Sign up for Gwen’s newsletter here.

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    Boat Wash Inspection Stations. A good article that spells out the problem with the wording of the stations. I think that education is key and would like to convey an idea. Most watercraft that transmits invasives requires government registration of the watercraft and also the tow vehicle and trailer. Educational material about the boat wash inspections could be included in the registration process. There could be a checkbox on the registration application for the registrant to indicate that they have read the educational material, are aware of the necessity of boat washing and agree to comply with boatwashing

  2. DWC says

    Since the sign reads “Boat Inspection”, I think many boat haulers think it means something akin to a “Car Inspection”. Perhaps “Boat Decontamination” or “Boat Decomantination of Invasive Plants” would be better.

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