Nine Mile Creek plans include restoring forested wetlands, enhancing stream conditions for fish spawning and migration, and improving habitat along the creek. More than 50 species of fish, birds, and mammals have already returned to the restored wetlands and nearby areas. These elements will provide critical linkages with wetlands at the former LCP Chemicals site, the Shrub Willow Farms at the former Solvay Settlings Basins, and future enhanced habitat along the shores of Onondaga Lake.
The remediation is being 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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