The Skaneateles Watershed Education Program works to protect the water quality of Skaneateles Lake, the primary drinking water for 200,000 residents. The City of Syracuse has funded this program since 1996.
The Skaneateles Watershed Education Program works to:
Transitioning Your Lawn to a Meadow - July 14th, 2021
This webinar discussed how land conservation and stewardship can help protect water quality, ensuring clean drinking water is available for future generations. Learn more about ways to steward your land to protect water quality, promote birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficial wildlife, specifically the benefits of transitioning your lawn or a portion of your lawn to a more natural, meadow landscape. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Onondaga County in collaboration with Sam Quinn from the SUNY ESF Restoration Science Center.
Lake Friendly Living Awareness Week - May 2nd - May 8th, 2021
Click here to view the webpage with links to webinar recordings, including to CCE Onondaga Water and Ecology Educator Camille Marcotte's presentation on Landscaping for Shorelines.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Planning and Management in Skaneateles - March 1st, 2021
Landscaping for Shorelines Webinar - October 14th, 2020
This webinar provided tips for landscaping shorelines to prevent erosion and protect water quality, including examples of native species that are low maintenance, resilient, and ecologically valuable.
Stewardship in Skaneateles Webinar - September 29th, 2020
This virtual event featured presentations from Finger Lakes Land Trust, CNY Land Trust and SUNY ESF related to conservation and stewardship in the Skaneateles Lake watershed.
These suggestions from the Environmental Protection Agency concern how to handle your septic system after a flood.
Find consumer information about drinking water, home water treatment, wells, septic systems, bottled water, and other water quality issues here.
Decisions about aquatic weeds have consequences for swimming, fishing, and environmental quality. We recommend a step-by-step approach to weed management.
Last updated July 16, 2021