Community’s Vision of a Clean Onondaga Lake is Becoming a Reality
Honeywell completed the dredging of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse in November 2014, a year ahead of schedule. The cap, which creates a new, clean lake bottom, consists of more than 3 million cubic yards of natural materials placed over 475 acres of the lake bottom. Today, the water quality in Onondaga Lake is the best it’s been in more than 100 years. More than 1 million native plants, trees, and shrubs are being planted, creating a thriving green corridor of wetlands. The community has embraced the turnaround too and Onondaga Lake is now a source of pride and an economic driver for the region.