Are you interested in what you or your town can do to improve water quality?
The Fund for Lake George has created a publication that will help you learn more about land management and development techniques that can improve water quality. The publication titled "Do-It-Yourself Water Quality" was recently published by this very active environmental group in eastern NY.
While directed at Lake George, all of its suggestions apply very well to water bodies here in the Fingerlakes. Topics such as septic system maintenance, creating stream or shoreline buffers and the proper use of fertilizers are well documented in this 60 page color document.
Check it out at: http://www.fundforlakegeorge.org/index.asp?lg=1&w=pages&r=0&pid=72
This group's website also has a lot of other great information on protecting water quality. Their fact sheets are very well done and cover many interesting topics. Link: http://www.fundforlakegeorge.org/index.asp?lg=1&w=pages&r=-1&pid=0