Water in a stream at Upper Treman State Park, Ithaca NY.
Image by A. Sinan Unur

We can all take steps to ensure that our water is safe and pure.

Water Quality and Watersheds

CCE Onondaga works to brings workshops, training, educational materials, volunteer and stewardship opportunities, and updates related to water quality protection to watershed communities throughout Onondaga County. 

A watershed is an area of land that drains all the streams and rainfall to a common outlet, like a lake or ocean. Watersheds are important because the water quality of a body of water is affected by things, human-caused and naturally occurring, that happen in the land area "above" and around the water in the watershed. We can't control everything that happens in the watershed (i.e. rainfall and weather), but it is important that we take steps to control what we can. 

Last updated August 31, 2022