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Community Paddlers Explore a Restored Nine Mile Creek

Community Paddlers Explore a Restored Nine Mile Creek

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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.

Onondaga Lake Cleanup By the Numbers

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About 2.2 million cubic yards of material were removed from Onondaga Lake and pumped to a consolidation area at former industrial property off of Airport Road for drying and safe isolation long term. About 2.5 billion gallons of water were treated. Approximately 475 acres of the lake have been capped to provide a new habitat layer, prevent erosion, and isolate remaining contaminants. About 1.1 million native plants, trees, and shrubs are being planted and 87 acres of wetlands created or enhanced.

Honeywell publishes an Onondaga Lake Cleanup Progress report. The report provides monthly data for lake material removed, cap material placed, water treated, wetlands improved, and plants, shrubs, and trees planted.