Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust’s Courtesy Boat Inspection program inspected 3,340 boats and trailers this summer, a record across the 18-year-old program. Inspectors collected 45 noninvasive plants traveling in or out of the water at public boat launches. They showed boaters how to inspect their recreational equipment and encouraged them to do so when entering and exiting a water body. Report any unusual plants growing in a water body to RLHT at 856-701-5742 or the Maine Volunteering Lake Monitoring Program at VLMP.org. The public boat launch at Haines Landing during an early morning CBI start is pictured. Contributed

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