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Lake Friendly Living May Awareness Month: FLX IMPACT DAYS

The Lake Friendly Living Coalition of the Finger Lakes, and this year the theme is to empower those in our communities throughout the Finger Lakes to make an IMPACT on our water quality. Each Finger Lake will host an IMPACT

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Managing hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) in Grimes Glen in Naples is underway thanks to efforts by Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District with support from CLWA. HWA is an aphid-like invasive insect that has been affecting hemlock trees in

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Experience of a Macrophyte Survey Volunteer: Ellie Huang

It’s a cool day and you are wading through the tranquil waters of Canandaigua Lake. Suddenly, a sharp pain shoots through your foot. You have just stepped on one of the troublesome invasive species in the Finger Lakes region—a water

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10 Native Plants to Add to Your Garden This Spring

  Spring Has Sprung! We’ve got 10 Native Plants that will make a great addition to your garden this year. Native plants help support our wildlife and ecosystems by providing nectar for pollinators, shelter for species like caterpillars, and food

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Lake Friendly Living Coalition of the Finger Lakes to Sponsor Climate Resiliency Education Series in May

Lake Friendly Living Education Series to Feature Climate Resiliency, Rain Gardens, Invasive Species, and Shoreline Practices The Lake Friendly Living Coalition of the Finger Lakes has announced that beginning May 2 it will sponsor an education series featuring numerous expert

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A Brief Love Story…

Her name was Helen, and she loved the Lake.  In the early 1950’s, with a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport, she was a physical education teacher at Monroe High School in Rochester.  She worked summers as a counselor at Camp

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Invasive Jumping Worms … Will they make an impact in our area?

Earthworms are good, right?  This is what most of us assume.  But before we dive back into springtime mulching and planting season, have you heard of jumping worms?   They are known by several different nicknames, i.e., crazy worms, snake worms,

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Water Quality Update for October 8, 2021

Lakewide Bloom Event on Canandaigua Lake  Many areas around the lake impacted by harmful algae blooms This week, we experienced a significant harmful algal bloom event on Canandaigua Lake. Blooms  extended along the vast majority of the shoreline, as well

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Water Quality Update for September 24, 2021

Reports this week so far (Week of Monday, September 20 – Sunday, September 26):  18 surveys performed  2 Suspicious Blooms   Welcome to the 13th edition of your Friday Water Quality Update!  These updates are crafted in partnership with CLWA and

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Water Quality Update for September 3, 2021

Water Quality Update for September 3, 2021 Monitoring of Public Drinking Water Systems Recent rains and duckweed DEC Gill Netting: Keep an eye our for the orange buoys So far this week: 22 surveys performed No Blooms reported Current Lake

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