Wednesday, August 12, 2020

New Milestone for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Mitigation

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and Clarkson University will deploy new technologies to combat harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Neatahwanta in Oswego County this summer. In 2019, Governor Cuomo challenged these research institutions to use their scientific expertise in water quality to develop new and innovative technologies to reduce the impact of HABs. SUNY ESF and Clarkson University will study the effectiveness of their experimental inventions this summer. Learn more about this project at DEC’s Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Mitigation Studies webpage.

DEC will host a virtual public information session about the deployment of these experimental projects tonight, Wednesday, August 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Register now for the information session.

photo courtesy of Upstate Freshwater Institute/Almanack archive

DEC Seeking Volunteers for SUNY ESF Research Project in Central New York


DEC’s Division of Water reminds people who recreate on or near waterways in central New York to participate in the Citizen Recreational Evaluation of Environmental Quality (CREEQ) citizen-science initiative. The CREEQ initiative is a research project by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry sponsored by DEC. You can support this environmental science research by reporting the condition of the waterways you visit through a guided online survey.

The CREEQ project is for waterways in the following counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Otsego, Oswego, Seneca, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates counties. For more information and the list of waters where ESF especially needs your help, go to the CREEQ Project webpage.

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.

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