Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Senator Schumer concerned about weeds in the Fingerlakes

Most of us Lake users are more than concerned about weed growth in the Fingerlakes. According to today's Syracuse Post-Standard so is U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer. The article describes the battle Skaneateles residents have been fighting with weed growth over the last few years. The senator indicates in the article that he will seek to involve The Army Corp of Engineers to help fight weeds in all 10 Fingerlakes.

Another interesting comment in the article is that the Army Corp of Engineers has been already working to eradicate weeds in Northern and Western New York. Maybe we can get some added help from them here.

Stay Tuned.............I hope we hear more very soon. Better yet, drop Senator Schumer a line and tell him we need his help on Owasco Lake. Remember the old saying; "The squeaky wheel gets the grease"

Link to Syracuse Newspaper article on Weeds in Skaneateles Lake:

If you are interested also take a look at a related article on weeds in Otisco Lake.

Link to Syracuse Newspaper article on Weeds in Otisco Lake:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Household Hazardous Waste Event

Cayuga County's annual Household Hazardous Waste Day is coming up on Saturday October 3rd. The event requires pre-registration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, starting Monday August 31st at 315.255.1183.

This is a great opportunity to safely get rid of old oil/gasoline, pool chemicals, pesticides, home electronics, small propane tanks, etc. Please use caution when handling any type of hazardous products and follow all product label directions/warnings carefully.

Link to Cornell Cooperative Extension's Auburn Citizen article on the event:

Link to frequently asked hazardous waste questions: