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Skaneateles Lake Association receives more than $200,000 for Nine-Element Plan

The New York Department of State has awarded $235,650 to the Skaneateles Lake Association to develop a plan that would protect water quality and help combat harmful algal blooms, the association announced Thursday.

A Nine-Element Plan, frequently referred to as 9E, is one of several watershed-based management plans that outline a strategy to improve water quality within federal Environmental Protection Agency guidelines, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation website.

Skaneateles Lake’s 9E plan will address nutrient loading and options to control harmful algal blooms, as well as identify ways to protect water quality throughout the entire watershed, according to a release from lake association Executive Director Rachael DeWitt.

The lake association partnered with both the town of Skaneateles and the Central New York Regional Planning and Development board to develop the grant application.

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