Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Owasco Lake Day will be held on Sunday, August 7, from 12 noon until 5 pm at Emerson Park and Pavilion, and an updated schedule has been announced by the co-sponsor; Owasco Watershed Lake Association.

            Opening ceremonies will be held in the Pavilion at 12:30 pm and will feature remarks from New York State senator Mike Nozzolio and County and City officials.

            The free pontoon boat rides will begin at 1 pm and continue until 5 pm. The Sheriff’s boat will be on display and offering boating safety information from 3 to 4 pm,  and fire and rescue boats and fire trucks from Owasco, Fleming and Auburn are expected to be on display during the afternoon. Poppy’s ice cream and Chobani’s yogurt will be available, in addition to picnic foods.

            New to the speakers agenda is a talk at 3:30 pm on Asian clams in Owasco Lake, given by environmental engineer Bruce Natale, Chair, Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency.

            A Resource Fair will include information, displays and demonstrations related to Owasco Lake, the environment and the community. Participants include the Owasco Lake Watershed Inspector program and Cornell Cooperative Extension, who will have a watershed model that displays how runoff from storm events affects the Lake, and brochures and information from the Owasco Flats Nature Reserve, American Farmland Trust, Swim Owasco, several Cayuga County Water Quality Managements programs, and  others.

            Owasco Lake Day is free and open to the public. Parking at Emerson Park is free for those attending the event by notifying the park attendant at the entrance.

For more information: Norma Leone 585-385-1269 or 585-749-8784
                                                Carolyn Hiza 315-283-8419

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