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Nine Mile Creek Cleanup Completed; Valuable Habitat Returns to Key Onondaga Lake Tributary

Nine Mile Creek Cleanup Completed; Valuable Habitat Returns to Key Onondaga Lake Tributary

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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

Schedule Map

Schedule Map

About 2 million cubic yards of material will be 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 3 billion gallons of water will be treated. Approximately 450 acres of the lake will be capped to provide a new habitat layer, prevent erosion, and isolate remaining contaminants. More than 1.1 million plants, trees, and shrubs are being planted and more than 50 acres of wetlands enhanced.

Each month, 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.