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 speakers on watershed resiliency. May is designated by the Coalition as Lake Friendly Living Awareness Month, and the education series will run throughout the month.

The series will kick off on May 2 with Fred Stoss of the SUNY University of Buffalo Science and Engineering Center and his session on “Climate Resiliency and What it Means for the Finger Lakes.” Register for this Zoom session here:

Sessions will be a mix of online and in-person formats and are free and open to the public with pre-registration. The series features climate resiliency; home, garden, and shoreline practices; rain garden and rain barrel workshops; invasive species threats; citizen science; and more.

A calendar with registration links for all sessions and speakers is available here:

A partial list of sessions includes the following:

  • Invasive Species Threats to the Finger Lakes
  • Home and Garden Practices to Protect our Lake and Land
  • NY Climate Smart Communities: Opportunities and Lessons Learned
  • Nature-based Shorelines for Lake Friendly Living
  • Water Assessment by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE)
  • Rainbarrel Workshop

“As a rapidly changing environment increases threats to our waters, working together throughout the Finger Lakes to empower our communities to better protect our natural resources through resiliency is imperative,” said Margie Creamer, President of the Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance (FLRWA). “We at the Alliance are a proud supporter of the Lake Friendly Living initiative and are looking forward to some exceptional educational opportunities being offered throughout May.”

About the Lake Friendly Living Coalition of the Finger Lakes 

The Lake Friendly Living Coalition of the Finger Lakes is an alliance among nine lake associations dedicated to preserving drinking water, economic vitality, and recreational resources. The Coalition works together to inform their constituents about the issues that impact the finger lakes and encourage action to make positive change. The Coalition represents Canandaigua, Cayuga, Conesus, Honeoye, Keuka, Otisco, Owasco, Seneca, and Skaneateles lakes. For more information, visit