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Cleaning the Lake: Overview

The Onondaga Lake cleanup is the result of more than two decades and millions of hours of intensive effort under the supervision of state and federal regulatory agencies, and in cooperation with local elected officials and the community. Hundreds of world-class scientists, engineers, and skilled craft laborers from the Central New York region are hard at work. From significant improvements in water quality to the return of native plants and animals, you will be able to see the progress being made to restore the natural beauty and value of Onondaga Lake and adjacent habitats.

Honeywell is working closely with Central New York partners including State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Parsons, O’Brien & Gere, Anchor QEA, Syracuse University, Audubon, Upstate Freshwater Institute, Sevenson Environmental Services and hundreds of scientists, engineers, and skilled craft laborers to clean up and return Onondaga Lake to the community as a healthy, sustainable asset for future generations.


Dredging of Onondaga Lake Completed Year Ahead of Schedule; Capping on Schedule to be Finished in 2016, with Shoreline Plantings and Habitat Restoration Continuing into Spring 2017

Cleaning the Lake: Process

This video will show you how the lake is being cleaned up.

2015 Annual Update


Recovery of Onondaga Lake is well on its way. We hope you share our excitement as you read our seventh annual update.

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Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

To learn more about the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps or participate in future activities, please contact Chris Lajewski at or call 315-365-3588.