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Town Meeting: Seneca Lake Water Quality

During town meetings at each end of Seneca Lake, three leading experts on Seneca Lake water quality and conservation will answer questions and explain current efforts to preserve the largest of the Finger Lakes and its watersheds. The first meeting was held on Tuesday, June 17, in the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Geneva Room in Geneva and another will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, at Castel Grisch Winery in Watkins Glen. Attendees will learn about the actual condition of Seneca Lake and which agencies are responsible for maintaining the water quality. They will also be able to complete a survey designed to highlight their questions and concerns about Seneca Lake. Jim Balyszak will represent the Seneca Lake Area Partners in Five Counties (SLAP-5), an organization involved in creating and implementing projects to help the water quality of Seneca Lake. Edith Davey, from Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District, will be in attendance. Dr. John Halfman, of the HWS Geoscience Department and the Finger Lakes Institute, will also attend both meetings. These meetings are open to the public, but spaces are limited. Participants are required to register by calling (315) 781-4382 or e-mailing

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