The Western Shoreline, located west of the Onondaga Lake Visitors Center in Geddes, is being covered and vegetated, and wetlands are being established in low-lying areas. Approximately 70,000 native plants have been planted in 30 acres to improve habitat. Approximately ten acres of wetlands have been created or restored along the shoreline to support shorebird and amphibian habitats. To date, 45 varieties of birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals have returned to the area.
The habitat restoration work along the western shoreline is visible to community members walking along the county’s new Onondaga Lake west shore trail extension. Once the lake cleanup is complete, improved lake access and recreational opportunities will be available to the public.
For more news about this cleanup area, click on “News” on the left sidebar under “Western Shoreline.”