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Watershed Plans

Last spring C-OFOKLA won a $50,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), to assess runoff pollution—focusing on nutrients and sediment—and make recommendations for improving water quality for four kettle lakes: Crooked Lake, Little York Lake, Song Lake, andTully Lake. Working in conjunction with Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District, Syracuse University’s Environmental Finance Center, and New Jersey-based Princeton Hydro, over the summer the partners sampled and studied lake water quality, synthesized existing information, and developed plans for tackling pollution from stormwater—water generated by rain or snow melt events—to the lakes.

Here are the draft plans, one for each lake watershed:

The public meetings will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 14th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Homer Center for the Arts (register here)
  • Wednesday, November 15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Tully United Community Church (register here)

Residents are encouraged to take a look through the plans and bring their questions and comments to the meeting. It is sure to be a lively discussion.