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.
“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.
“Climate-Driven Stewardship Challenges” (Land Trust Alliance)
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.”
Water Quality Press Releases
Land Trust Acquires Rare Stretch of Owasco Lake Shoreline – Life in the Finger Lakes
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