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Press Releases and Media Stories on Our Water Quality Work

Water Quality > Press Stories

See below for press releases and stories about water quality projects by the Finger Lakes Land Trust.  Also see the press coverage of our Regional Conservation Agenda, now in its third printing since 2016, including stories highlighting the toxic algae threat.

Saving Bell Station Landing on Cayuga Lake (WSKG & WRFI)

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Listen to FLLT Executive Director Andy Zepp discuss the Bell Station project on WSKG public radio and WRFI community radio, first aired in September 2021.

“Climate-Driven Stewardship Challenges” (Land Trust Alliance)

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Unwelcome Arrivals: Facing Climate-Driven Stewardship Challenges

Read the story about how the Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) is paying more attention than ever to projects driven by water quality, given the new challenges presented by climate change. FLLT has strengthened relationships with lake associations and county soil and water conservation districts, engaging their expertise to help area municipalities in building the capacity needed to complete local runoff mitigation projects. FLLT Executive Director Andrew Zepp: “We’re getting involved in landscape-scale plumbing projects, working to put kinks back into streams, create stormwater detention basins and restore wetlands and vernal pools.” Each measure must be designed “to withstand storm events that are getting more extreme… This is really challenging stuff.”

“Protecting the Finger Lakes” (Capitol Pressroom)

Listen to FLLT Executive Director Andy Zepp discuss water quality in the Finger Lakes including toxic algae and our Water Quality hub.  This segment of the Capitol Pressroom entitled “Protecting Water Quality in the Finger Lakes” first aired on October 10, 2019.

Water Quality Press Releases

Land Trust and Partners Plant 1,200 Trees Along the Chemung River

Land Trust and NYS DEC Announce Easement to Help Protect City of Ithaca Water Supply

Vernal Pools Created Within Skaneateles Lake Watershed

Land Trust Launches New Five Point Initiative To Protect Water

Land Trust Acquires Pristine Skaneateles Lake Shoreline

Land Trust Protects 4,000 Feet of Chemung River Streambank

Land Purchase Protects 3,000 Feet of Owego Creek Streambank in Tompkins County

Land Trust Protects 1,000 Feet of Chemung River Streambank

Three Non-Profits Join Forces to Protect Skaneateles Lake Watershed

Land Donation Adds to Protection of Keuka Lake

Expansion of McIlroy Bird Sanctuary in Cayuga County Adds to Protection of Fall Creek

Land Donation Adds to Protection of Skaneateles Lake

Conservation Easement Helps Protect Ithaca’s Drinking Water

Conservation Easement Helps Protect Water Quality Within Cayuga Lake Watershed

Land Trust Acquires Rare Stretch of Owasco Lake Shoreline

Land Purchase Adds to Nature Preserve Featuring Cayuga Lake Shoreline

Land Trust Dedicates New Otisco Lake Preserve

Land Acquisition Advances Protection of Skaneateles Lake

Land Trust Acquires More Than 200 Acres in Chemung River Valley

Land Gift Results in New Nature Preserve on Chemung River

Land Trust Acquires Rare Stretch of Owasco Lake ShorelineLife in the Finger Lakes

Land Gift Adds To Protected Wetlands Near Seneca Lake

Land Trust Gifts 15 Acres at Owasco Flats to NY State

200 Acres in Skaneateles Watershed Conserved Forever


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