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Central New Yorkers Celebrate a Renewed Onondaga Lake at Onondaga Cup and Lakefest

Central New Yorkers Celebrate a Renewed Onondaga Lake at Onondaga Cup and Lakefest

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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.

Nine Mile Creek

Work at Nine Mile Creek has been completed, restoring forested wetlands, enhancing stream conditions for fish spawning and migration, and improving habitat along the creek. Ninety-three species of fish, birds, and other wildlife have already returned to the restored wetlands and nearby areas. These habitat elements will provide critical linkages with wetlands at the former LCP Chemicals site, the Shrub Willow Farm at the former Solvay Settlings Basins, and enhanced habitat along the shores of Onondaga Lake.

The remediation was performed under the oversight of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Department of Health, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Members of the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps, a volunteer organization, assisted in transforming Nine Mile Creek. The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps seeks to inspire future stewards of Onondaga Lake and its watershed through a hands-on, experience-based program that offers citizens and organizations the opportunity to participate in activities that help restore and sustain Onondaga Lake and its value as an Important Bird Area.

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