Planting of Native Species and Creation of a Healthy, Productive Watershed are Critical Steps in Lake Cleanup; More Than 110 Species of Fish, Birds, and Mammals Have Already Returned to Restored Wetlands and Nearby Areas.

To achieve a sustainable lake remedy, extensive wetlands are being improved or created along Geddes Brook, Nine Mile Creek, Harbor Brook, and the former LCP Chemicals site, as well as portions of the west and southwest lakeshore. An Onondaga Lake Habitat Restoration Plan offers specifics on a new habitat layer for the lake bottom. The plan builds on progress in the lake’s watershed to ensure a comprehensive approach to the restoration of Onondaga Lake.

Because habitat enhancements and renewal have important community benefits, Honeywell has developed partnerships with the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), the Montezuma Audubon Center, and the Onondaga Audubon Society to offer Central New Yorkers innovative and unique opportunities that promote environmental stewardship and stimulate learning.

Created by the MOST, Honeywell Summer Science Week is an exploration of the Onondaga Lake watershed for middle school students. Throughout the week students participate in a combination of activities, while learning an interdisciplinary approach to investigation, discovery, and resolution of environmental issues facing Onondaga County.

The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps, a partnership among Audubon, Parsons, O’Brien & Gere, and Honeywell, inspires future environmental stewards through an experience-based program that includes habitat restoration and citizen science monitoring to help restore and sustain the Onondaga Lake watershed and its value as an Important Bird Area.

Honeywell also partners with the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs for Honeywell Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook. The event, held annually by the Sportsmen’s Clubs, is one of the largest celebrations of National Hunting and Fishing Day in New York State.

Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Community volunteers get their hands dirty and plant trees at Nine Mile Creek.

Community Volunteers and SUNY-ESF Students Plant Shrubs and Trees to Enhance Local Habitat

Honeywell Sportsmen’s Days

Families enjoy canoeing at the 2012 Honeywell Sportsmen's Days at Carpenter's Brook.

Thousands Participate in Hands-on Activities at Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs' Annual Family Festival at Carpenter's Brook

Honeywell Summer Science Week

Honeywell Summer Science Week at the MOST students examine the soil at Onondaga Creek to determine the content, moisture, and pH levels.

Students Learn from Experts during July 9-13 Hands-On Science Activities

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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 montezuma@audubon.org or call 315-365-3588.