PAUL SMITHS – Several local students will serve as watershed stewards this summer for the Watershed Stewardship Program, a Paul Smith's College-led initiative to keep lakes, ponds and other waterways free of invasive species.
Eric Paul, Potsdam, a student at Paul Smith's, Emma Horton, Canton, a graduate of St. Lawrence University, and Michael Bicknell, Potsdam, a student at SUNY Potsdam, attended a training session at Paul Smith's before starting their duties on Memorial Day.
While stationed at boat launches across the Adirondacks, the stewards will conduct voluntary inspections of boats entering and leaving the water for invasive species.
They'll remove any that they find, and convey the importance of clean boats, clean gear and clean waters to boaters.
The program runs through Labor Day.