The town is launching a “Lake Friendly Living” program to enlist residents in the cause of protecting Seneca Lake.
Supervisor Mark Venuti said the town has a “Lake Friendly Farm” program that recognizes farmers who take measures to control runoff. He added that since everyone with control over land — no matter how small — is responsible for the stormwater leaving their property, everyone can be part of the solution.
“The Lake Friendly Living program is meant to assist and recognize residents who make an effort to minimize harmful stormwater inputs (like pesticides and herbicides) and allow stormwater to infiltrate the ground on their property,” Venuti said. “Our slogan is ‘slow it, spread it, sink it.’”