Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District ... since 1944
Senator Seward Delivers State Funding to Protect Owasco Lake
NY State Senator James L. Seward (51st District) announced that the new 2014-15 state budget includes at his insistence, $200,000 to implement the Dutch Hollow Brook Watershed Restoration Project.
The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) proposed to work in partnership and implement a local initiative that collaborates with municipalities, farmers, and rural landowners. Our objective is to improve water quality in Owasco Lake through the implementation of Watershed Quality Improvement Best Management Practices throughout the Dutch Hollow Brook Watershed. The SWCD and OWLA will manage and monitor the selection, design and construction of structural and nonstructural BMPs that will most likely reduce the movement of sediment, nutrients, pesticides, and other pollutants from the Dutch Hollow Brook landscape into Owasco Lake.
One of many sites in need of BMP implementation.
The press release mentioned Cayuga County SWCD Executive Director Doug Kierst stating, “Senator Seward has once again shown that protecting the environment and preserving Cayuga County’s water quality is important to him. The SWCD believes that the funding acquired by Senator Seward for this implementation and monitoring project is a great step towards a multi-faceted watershed initiative geared towards the protection of Owasco Lake, the drinking water source for the majority of residents in Cayuga County. This is great news and an excellent first step.”
To the Left: Doug Kierst of the Cayuga County SWCD with Senator Seward at the Town of Owasco offices.
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April 18, 2014 - Good Friday
Holiday - Office will be closed
April 29, 2014 - Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop from 7:45 am to Noon
May 2, 2014 - Tree Sale Pick-Up from
8 am - 6 pm
May 13, 2014 - Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop from 7:45 am to Noon
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April 29, 2014 - Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop
May 2, 2014 - 2014 Annual Tree, Shrub & Groundcover Sale
May 5, 2014 - Overstock Sale for trees
May 13, 2014 - Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop
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