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Painting of Skaneateles Lake by famed local artist, John D. Barrow

 

‘The most beautiful body of water in the world” – William Henry Seward (1801 – 1872), 12th governor of NY, U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln

 

 

Skaneateles Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, is located in Central New York State. Not only is the lake a major source of drinking water for the City of Syracuse, Skaneateles Village and Town, as well as other nearby municipalities in Onondaga County, it also provides recreation and a unique aesthetic to the area.

 

Skaneateles Lake being an important and beautiful natural resource to many residents of Onondaga County, the protection of its watershed is a priority. A watershed is, simply, an area of land surrounding a body of water through which water travels to get to that body of water. This means that land activity can affect water quality in the lake, even from miles away!

 

Operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, with support from the City of Syracuse Water Department, this website is aimed at providing information and resources for the general public. Please explore our website to learn more, and contact us with any questions, suggestions, or comments.

 

It’s your watershed. You can protect it!

 

 

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Winter 2013-2014 Wave Reviews

December2013WaveReview   Enjoy a look at our 2013-2014 publications of Wave Reviews published by the City of Syracuse Water Department before it arrives in...

 

Update Agenda for Preserving Water Quality in a Changing Climate

Please join us for our “Preserving Water Quality in a Changing Climate” on October 26 at The Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles, New York. Registration is $25...

 
Interested in becoming a Master Watershed Steward?

Interested in becoming a Master Watershed Steward?

In 2013, Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene, Dutchess and Ulster counties began a nascent program devoted to voluntary watershed stewardship....

 
10/26: Preserving Water Quality in a Changing Climate – A Symposium on Climate Change

10/26: Preserving Water Quality in a Changing Climate – A Symposium on Climate Change

On October 26, 2013, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County will be hosting a Climate Change Symposium at The Lodge at WelchAllyn in Skaneateles, New York....

 

Emerald ash Borer Confirmed in Onondaga County

Local, state and federal efforts to achieve early detection of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Onondaga County have proven worthwhile with the discovery of the beetle...

 
 

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