Jan 25, 2011

Public Meeting of the Community Participation Working Groups, Feb 8th

On February 8th, there will be a joint meeting of the Lead and Sediment Consolidation Area Onondaga Lake Bottom Community Participation Groups.  The meeting will run from 4-6 PM in the Community Room of the Geddes Town Hall (1000 Woods Rd., Solvay, NY 13209).  Everyone is welcome! The meeting agenda will include:
  • A presentation on the SUNY-ESF / Willow cover project
  • A follow-up on the January 13th public meeting about Wastebeds 1-8
  • An update on Nine Mile Creek
Community Participation Working Groups (CPWGs) are volunteer groups consisting of community members and leaders, public officials, and conservation and environmental group leaders. They have a mandate to educate the public, provide opportunities for public input on the lake, and give decision-makers feedback on the remediation process.  All of their meetings are open to the public. Join them on February 8th to learn more about the lake and add your voice to the community conversation!

To see additional agenda items and find more information about the CPWGs, visit http://onondagalakeinfo.com/.

Public Meeting on Onondaga Lake Habitat Restoration, Jan 26th

The Iroquois Group of the Sierra Club is hosting a free program open to the public on Wednesday, January 26th, 7:30 PM, at University United Methodist Church, 1085 E. Genesee St, Syracuse.

Craig Milburn representing Honeywell, Joe McMullen, President, TES Environmental and Dr. Ryan Davis, Managing Scientist, Anchor QEA, will discuss developments in the plans for Onondaga Lake habitat restoration and answer any questions we might have. This is a great opportunity for the public to participate in the planning of the habitat restoration.  Come and bring your ideas!

Parking: Enter and park on University Ave. 
Info: 424-1454; 492-4745

Jan 13, 2011

New Community Education Tools available!

The Onondaga Nation, Onondaga Environmental Institute (OEI), and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) have worked together to develop educational materials that take a close look at the past, present, and future of Onondaga Lake.

Historical fact sheets, a slideshow presentation, and an interactive mapping activity are amongst the new materials, all of which are now available through the Onondaga Environmental Institute'’s Public Outreach web page.

Solvay Wastebed 1-8 Public Meeting 1-13-2011

What: DEC Public Comment Open House
Where: Martha Eddy Room in the Art and Home Center at the NYS Fairgrounds
When: Thursday Jan. 13, 2011 6-7 pm

The New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will be holding an open house tonight, January 13, 2011, to give the public a chance to comment on an Interim Remedial Measure (IRM) proposed by the DEC to address a portion of the contamination related to the Solvay Wastebeds 1-8 site.

Here's a link to the Flyer with more information about the IRM and a map of Wastebeds 1-8.