Thursday, February 10, 2011

Learn more about Algae Blooms - Lake Algae Symposium - April 9th

A Lake Algae Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 9, 10:00am  - 12:00 pm, in the Honeoye Central School Auditorium.

The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Finger Lakes Community College's Muller Field Station, and Honeoye Valley Association will host a public outreach program focused on algae blooms and their ecological consequences to drinking water and recreation on Saturday, April 9, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm.

The event is intended to be a proactive educational opportunity for homeowners and water users of Honeoye Lake and the remaining Finger Lakes to gain knowledge and understanding as the 2011 season approaches. The agenda for the day will include three speakers, Dr. Bruce Gilman (FLCC), Dr. Greg Boyer (SUNY ESF), and Jim Hyde (NYSDOH) presenting on the general background of algal blooms and types of algae; current research and what is known of the risk assessments for homeowners, businesses, and visitors; and the recommended treatment strategies and their effectiveness. The audience of this event will be home/cottage owners from the western Finger Lakes region, specifically Honeoye Lake.

The event will take place in the Honeoye Central School Auditorium located at 8528 Main Street Honeoye, NY 14471. For questions, please contact Finger Lakes Institute Community Outreach Coordinator Sarah Meyer, at

- this information taken from the FLI - February 2011 "Finger Lakes Institute Happenings" newsletter.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Interesting new blog: New York Water Law

Would you like to learn more about laws protecting water usage and quality in NY State? If so, check out a new blog started last month by Laura Treichler, a Fingerlakes area environmental attorney.

The New York Water Law blog covers news on laws and legal actions in New York State, as well as other parts of the the country. New York Water Law also contains links to many other interesting water law resources.


Let us know what you think of it, by leaving a comment on this post.

- Lakeman