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Volunteers needed to shore up Canandaigua Lake shoreline

Ask not what you can do for your country or city; instead, ask, “What am I supposed to do with this rock?” The city is looking for a few volunteer rock stars this Saturday to help remove rocks from Canandaigua Lake in the Kershaw Park area. According to Mayor Ellen Polimeni, small rocks along the shore have been thrown into... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the Keuka Outlet Trail with Friends of the Trail, Inc.

Getting engaged in the Finger Lakes has never been easier. The Keuka Outlet Trail is one of the region’s most-celebrated historical attractions, and the organization behind it is asking that the public continue getting involved.  . “We’ve seen great progress over the last several years,” explained Phillip Rahr, who serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for... more

Seneca Sailing Academy awarded grant for 2018 Sailing Camp Scholarships

Seneca Sailing Academy in Geneva Wins Grant Award from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports at Rochester Area Community Foundation Who: The Seneca Sailing Academy, hosted by the Seneca Yacht Club, on Boody’s Hill Road in Geneva, has been awarded a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation at the Rochester Community Foundation to offer scholarships... more

Aurora native launches Cayuga Lake boat tour business

Whether you call him an entrepreneur, a trustee, a minister or a captain, you’d be right. Matt Bianconi, an Aurora native, was born and raised on Cayuga Lake. In the summers, his day would start with breakfast before he and his three older siblings would spend hours on the lake in the family boat, or under the water’s surface with... more

Seneca Falls 3rd annual Canal Festival

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all groups, organizations, businesses, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, boaters, and watercraft of any kind to participate at this year’s Canal Fest. Last year’s Canal Fest drew an estimated 18,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow. SFBA is... more

Top Six Paddles in the Finger Lakes Region

On a warm spring afternoon, there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of the Finger Lakes than by boat. Exploring the region in a kayak, paddleboard or canoe can be incredibly rewarding. From two wild lakes to bayou-like swamps to a mighty river, the region boasts a diversity of opportunities for quiet water paddling. Recent interest has brought... more

Volunteers needed to monitor Seneca Lake shoreline

Over the past four years, Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has been diligently working to develop and implement a Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) identification and notification process for Seneca Lake. The identification program began in 2014 with the introduction of the HABs Hotline and has evolved into a collaboration with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)... more

N.Y. State Safe Boating Course

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Recreation Safety Division will be offering the N.Y. State Safe Boating Course.  This course is required for anyone who will be operating a Personal Water Craft (Jet Ski/Wave Runner type vessels) and for anyone born after May 1st 1996 to operate any vessel.  The course will be offered on May 19th, at the Wayne County... more

Good time to ‘catch’ Seneca White Deer

Deer Haven Park, set on a portion of the former Seneca Army Depot, is gearing up for its first summer season. This past Saturday was a work day at the park for volunteers of all ages who grabbed rakes and other tools to spruce up areas where visitors have already been touring to see the diverse wildlife and trappings of... more

Grants will help multiple projects get off the ground in Newark

Seven education and recreation projects will get off the ground this year with funding support from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. The grants are aimed at inspiring people to learn more about New York’s legendary canals and further explore the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. 

The grants range from $2,000 to $7,000 and are leveraging an additional $77,231 in... more
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