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Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more

‘True Love’ on Seneca Lake; preps for big race nearly complete

‘True Love’ on Seneca Lake; preps for big race nearly complete
The Schooner True Love, which is docked in Watkins Glen, is heading out on Monday, September 30th for the Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race held in Baltimore, Maryland. Lisa and Joshua Navone, owners of the True Love, has provided day sail charters in Watkins Glen for the past 10 years. The vessel is said to be the regions “Ambassador to the... more

Protest over 5&20 in Geneva ahead of ‘Climate March’ on Friday

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Earlier this morning, resident activists reveled on top of the 5&20 overpass with cars and trucks honking underneath as they prepare for Geneva’s own Climate March that will commence at 5 p.m. Friday, September 27th, beginning at Geneva’s Lakeshore Park, 35 Lakefront Drive. The march shall feature a toxic tour that demonstrates the way the carbon economy has “benefited the... more

Toxics Targeting asks Cuomo to intercede in Cargill salt mine spill under Cayuga Lake

Toxics Targeting asks Cuomo to intercede in Cargill salt mine spill under Cayuga Lake
Ithaca-based Toxics Targeting is asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to intercede in a Cargill salt mine spill which took place under Cayuga Lake in February of this year, according to Finger Lakes News Radio. Walter Hang, of Toxics Targeting accused the salt mine of allowing the flow of sodium ferrocyanide into Cayuga Lake. He was also critical of New York State... more

LATEST HABs: 20 more ‘confirmed blooms’ in Seneca Lake last week

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Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has provided another update on algae blooms around the lake. Out of 21 samples collected, 20 of them were ‘confirmed blooms’, according to an update on Tuesday. “The peak HAB season continued this week. We saw blooms 5 days this week—all but Thursday and Sunday. Of the 21 samples, 20 have been confirmed while 1... more

Volunteers dive to cleanup the marina in Watkins Glen as summer ends

GALLERY: Volunteers dive to cleanup the marina in Watkins Glen as summer ends
A lot of stuff ends up in area waterways by the end of a busy summer season. In Schuyler County, a local group worked their hardest to clean up the Watkins Glen Village Marina. They worked last week to ensure that the waterway would be free of major debris, which could have an impact on the ecosystem – if left... more

DOT re-opens Erie Canal to boat traffic after pulling Oneida County bridge from water

DOT re-opens Erie Canal to boat traffic after pulling Oneida County bridge from water
The NYS Department of Transportation re-opened the Erie Canal to boat traffic on Saturday after pulling the old Higginsville Road Bridge out of the water late Friday night. The bridge was demolished on Thursday after being closed due to “imminent collapse”. According to the DOT, this is a $4.9 million project to replace the Higginsville Road Bridge in the Town... more

Blue-green algae blooms detected on Seneca Lake

Blue-green algae blooms detected on Seneca Lake
Blue-green algae has been detected in Seneca Lake. This comes after tests were conducted on some bloom samples taken from the lake on Thursday. According to the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, this is the fifth straight year the algae has appeared in the lake. The organization says the blooms tend to appear in mid-September. The organization says more bloom... more
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