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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 COMPLETED

Dredging of Onondaga Lake Completed Year Ahead of Schedule; Capping and Habitat Restoration to be Finished in 2016

Cleaning the Lake: Process

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

Understanding and Reducing Odors

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The Onondaga Lake Cleanup, One of the Largest Remediation Projects in the Country, Was Designed with Major Consideration for Minimizing Odors.

Get Involved

Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

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