Kendig’s Creek in Fayette, which flows into the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, last summer was covered with algae. Photo by Greg Cotterill.
How to fight the toxic blue-green algae that took over New York lakes last summer. That’s the topic for four-statewide meetings coming up over the next several weeks. New York State has committed $58-million dollars to fight the toxic algae that has closed beaches, killed fish, and threatened the drinking water.
Last summer, toxin outbreaks hit Skaneateles and Cayuga lakes not far from drinking-water intakes. The state has assembled a panel of scientists and other experts from New York and eight other states, and has created steering committees for each lake.
Two meetings will cover the Finger Lakes region. The meetings will be March 6th in Syracuse and March 26th in Rochester.
Here are the meeting details:
Central New York region: Owasco Lake; Skaneateles Lake; Cayuga Lake
Tuesday, March 6, 6-8 p.m.
SUNY ESF Gateway Center Building
1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse. Free parking available in all ESF designated lots
Western New York region: Conesus Lake; Honeoye Lake; Chautauqua Lake
Monday, March 26, 6-8 p.m.
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road, Brighton. Free parking in campus lots N and M