The Owasco Flats restoration project became a reality yesterday. A grant of $712,500 from the Green Infrastructure Program of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation was awarded to Cayuga County. The funding will be used to stabilize the banks of the Owasco Inlet and also restore much of the wetlands in the Owasco Flats at the south end of Owasco Lake. The overall intent of the project will be to restore the filtering ability of the Owasco Flats in high water events.
This is an important project to improve Owasco Lake water quality. Congratulations to all the government agencies involved in putting together this grant application!
Link to the Auburn Citizen article: http://auburnpub.com/news/local/article_4f8df484-6fb2-11e0-8c10-001cc4c002e0.html