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Final Watershed Improvement Plans Available

In 2017, our Kettle Lakes were the beneficiaries of the National Fish and Wildlife Fund $50,000 Chesapeake Bay Technical Capacity Grant. In collaboration with Syracuse University’s Environmental Finance Center (EFC-SU), Princeton Hydro and Cortland County Soil & Water, we examined potential harmful stormwater impacts on our kettle lakes and positive remediation for each concern. We hosted two information sessions in Homer and Tully in November, sharing the findings for each lake and possible action steps to address these concerns. An example of one solution shared among several lakes was increasing riparian growth along shorelines to decrease erosion and stream run-off. We are excited by this opportunity to develop meaningful mitigation projects for our lakes. The Watershed Improvement Plans for each lake, including the research and recommended projects, can be viewed here: