The Marine Patrol had few leads, but a combination of old-fashioned detective work and tips from the public led officers to a Massachusetts woman who was piloting a borrowed boat.
The boat basin at the Westward Shores marina is the latest location documented to contain variable milfoil. The chance discovery last week is a reminder that state and local officials need the help of lake residents and boaters to identify infestations so they can be treated before they spread.
Boaters whose vessels are registered outside New Hampshire will now have to pay $20 annually to use state waters. Revenue generated from the sale of the $20 decals will go to the state’s Lake Restoration and Preservation Fund. The decal law is the first major piece of legislation in a decade designed to increase state funding for milfoil control.