Wilton resident Olivia Schanck inspects a boat for invasive plant species before it enters the waters of Wilson Lake at the public boat launch. Friends of Wilson Lake sends courtesy boat inspectors like Schanck, 19, to the lake during the summer months to check for and remove milfoil and other invasive plants. Inspectors also teach boaters how to check for invasive species on their own. Kay Neufeld/Franklin Journal Buy this Photo

Wilton resident Olivia Schanck inspects a boat for invasive species of plants before it enters the waters of Wilson Lake. Schanck, 19, is at Wilson Lake every weekend on behalf of Friends of Wilson Lake as a courtesy boat inspector ensuring the lake’s ecosystem remains intact. Kay Neufeld/Franklin Journal Buy this Photo

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