After years of work by Cayuga County officials to secure state permits and grants for the Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration and Riparian Buffers Initiative, they’re finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.
Last Friday, the Department of Environmental Conservation issued the county the permits to build, bringing the project to keep sediment blooms out of Owasco Lake a step closer to reality.
County Environmental Engineer Bruce Natale tells Finger Lakes News Radio it’s not a one and done project.
Natale says work on Phase 1 could begin after Labor Day, and the county is working to secure grants for Phase 2 of the project.
Auburn City Council will vote at Thursday’s meeting on a resolution supporting Cayuga County’s application for additional funding to complete the project.