Onondaga Lake http://wrvo.org en Public hearing for Solvay amphitheater draws criticism http://wrvo.org/post/public-hearing-solvay-amphitheater-draws-criticism <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:34:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59359 at http://wrvo.org Public hearing for Solvay amphitheater draws criticism A next step in Onondaga Lake restoration http://wrvo.org/post/next-step-onondaga-lake-restoration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the removal and capping of industrial pollutants in </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lake continues, planning for the next phase of restoration is beginning.</span></p><p>Honeywell’s dredging of the lake shore and wetlands restoration is meant to remediate and prevent further damage from chemicals dumped in and near the water. Now environmentalists are eyeing how to make Onondaga Lake useable again.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:48:43 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59180 at http://wrvo.org A next step in Onondaga Lake restoration Details about $100 million Onondaga Lake West project announced, among some controversy http://wrvo.org/post/details-about-100-million-onondaga-lake-west-project-announced-among-some-controversy <p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:46:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58647 at http://wrvo.org Details about $100 million Onondaga Lake West project announced, among some controversy Public can soon comment on Solvay amphitheater project along Onondaga Lake http://wrvo.org/post/public-can-soon-comment-solvay-amphitheater-project-along-onondaga-lake <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer, environmental questions will be heard surrounding the construction of a new amphitheater on the old </span>Solvay<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> waste beds along </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lake. A draft environmental impact statement surrounding the project will soon be up for review.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:53:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57197 at http://wrvo.org Public can soon comment on Solvay amphitheater project along Onondaga Lake Onondaga County opens up new extension to Onondaga Lake Park Trail http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-opens-new-extension-onondaga-lake-park-trail <p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:35:50 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55872 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County opens up new extension to Onondaga Lake Park Trail Haudenosaunee heritage center to become 'place of ideas' http://wrvo.org/post/haudenosaunee-heritage-center-become-place-ideas <p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 11:21:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55275 at http://wrvo.org Haudenosaunee heritage center to become 'place of ideas' New photo exhibit shows how far Onondaga Lake cleanup as come http://wrvo.org/post/new-photo-exhibit-shows-how-far-onondaga-lake-cleanup-come <p></p><p>Local photographers are showing off pictures of wildlife and birds returning to Onondaga Lake, during an exhibit open to the public this weekend at Honeywell’s Onondaga Lake Visitors Center in Geddes. The images are meant to show the public that the lake is being restored.</p><p>Like the canary in the coal mine, birds are often a harbinger of the health of an ecosystem, says Audubon of New York Executive Director Erin Crotty.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:16:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53400 at http://wrvo.org New photo exhibit shows how far Onondaga Lake cleanup as come $100 million for amphitheater, housing coming to Solvay http://wrvo.org/post/100-million-amphitheater-housing-coming-solvay <p>A combined $100 million redevelopment project for the western side of Onondaga Lake will bring new housing and street upgrades to the village of Solvay and a 17,000 seat entertainment venue to the shoreline of the lake.</p><p>It's not the project Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney hoped to bring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to town to announce, but when Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner derailed Mahoney's and Syracuse University's idea for a new athletic stadium in the city, the county executive quickly shifted to this one.</p><p>"This project hits it exactly right," said Cuomo.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:37:06 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50591 at http://wrvo.org $100 million for amphitheater, housing coming to Solvay Details of Onondaga Lakeshore redevelopment will be released today http://wrvo.org/post/details-onondaga-lakeshore-redevelopment-will-be-released-today <p>Central New York should soon have answers about a mystery redevelopment project on the western shore of Onondaga Lake. In his budget released last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed spending $30 million of state money on an economic development project in Onondaga County. He’s expected to outline those details during a visit to Onondaga County Wednesday.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:49:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50569 at http://wrvo.org Details of Onondaga Lakeshore redevelopment will be released today Onondaga Lake Park prepares for Emerald Ash Borer http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-lake-park-prepares-emerald-ash-borer <p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:12:26 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45095 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga Lake Park prepares for Emerald Ash Borer EPA grant funds Onondaga Lake's new environmental steward http://wrvo.org/post/epa-grant-funds-onondaga-lakes-new-environmental-steward <p>The once heavily-polluted Onondaga Lake has a new environmental steward. The Environmental Protection Agency will fund the position for two years with a $200,000 grant.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:56:13 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42377 at http://wrvo.org EPA grant funds Onondaga Lake's new environmental steward Onondaga Lake revival earns exhibit at New York State Fair http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-lake-revival-earns-exhibit-new-york-state-fair <p>The story of Onondaga Lake, once called the most polluted lake in the nation, will be told in a major interactive exhibit at the New York State Fair this year.<bp></bp></p><p><bp>"We no longer have to look at it and be embarrassed, or discuss what we are going to do. Now we can look back at where we have been and where we are going," said Onondaga County Deputy Executive Matt Millea.</bp></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:50:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40892 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga Lake revival earns exhibit at New York State Fair Public wants park space at Onondaga Lake http://wrvo.org/post/public-wants-park-space-onondaga-lake <p>Central New Yorkers want a public park available to everyone along Onondaga Lake. That was the upshot from the latest survey on the future of what was once the most polluted lake in the nation. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:16:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34887 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga Lake's mercury levels dropping more than expected http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-lakes-mercury-levels-dropping-more-expected <p>Even though dredging and capping operations to clean up contamination in Onondaga Lake is in its early stages, a scientist consulting on the project says mercury levels are dropping better than expected. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:55:18 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30369 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga Lake's mercury levels dropping more than expected New Onondaga Lake visitor's center gives new view http://wrvo.org/post/new-onondaga-lake-visitors-center-gives-new-view <p>There's a new view of Onondaga Lake.&nbsp; Honeywell has&nbsp; opened a new Onondaga Lake Visitors Center, right next to the company's massive project that's dredging and capping two million cubic yards of contaminated lake soil. Honeywell hopes it can change perceptions of a lake, that for decades has been so dirty, people didn't want to go near it. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:33:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29636 at http://wrvo.org New Onondaga Lake visitor's center gives new view Group studies Onondaga Lake use - past & future http://wrvo.org/post/group-studies-onondaga-lake-use-past-future <p>Before deciding what the Onondaga Lake shoreline should look like in the future, FOCUS, is looking&nbsp; at what the community has wanted in the past. The community group that is creating&nbsp; a roadmap for the future of the polluted lake's shore, has issued a preliminary report documenting 84 years of studies of the lake. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:07:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29337 at http://wrvo.org Group studies Onondaga Lake use - past & future Onondaga County considers smoking ban in parks http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-considers-smoking-ban-parks <p>Onondaga County lawmakers are considering the possibility of a smoking ban in county parks and the perimeter of county facilities.&nbsp; But an initial proposal from the county executive's office needs to be whittled down before lawmakers will agree to it.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:07:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29194 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County considers smoking ban in parks Onondaga Lake cleanup underway http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-lake-cleanup-underway <p>After 100 years of environmental assault, Onondaga Lake in Syracuse became known as the most polluted lake in America. But now the final stage of a cleanup is underway.&nbsp; Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:14:53 +0000 David Chanatry 24706 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga Lake cleanup underway America's 'Most Polluted' Lake Finally Comes Clean http://wrvo.org/post/americas-most-polluted-lake-finally-comes-clean Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, N.Y., has often been called the most polluted lake in America. It was hammered by a one-two punch: raw and partially treated sewage from the city and its suburbs, and a century's worth of industrial dumping. But now the final stage in a $1 billion cleanup is about to begin.<p>Standing in his office amid stacks of reports, scientist Steve Effler glances at an old front-page headline of the <em>Syracuse Herald-Journal</em>: "Divers find goo in Onondaga Lake."<p>Goo was just part of the lake's problem. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:59:09 +0000 David Chanatry 23490 at http://wrvo.org America's 'Most Polluted' Lake Finally Comes Clean Onondaga Lake dredging stirs up controversy with Onondaga Nation http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-lake-dredging-stirs-controversy-onondaga-nation <p>The Onondaga Nation is not happy with the breadth of the Honeywell Corporation&#39;s plan to dredge and cap polluted sediment at the bottom of Onondaga Lake.</p><p>This $451 million plan will dredge an estimated two million cubic yards of toxic material from 185 acres out of the 3,000-acre lake bottom, and cap 14-percent of the lake bottom, to keep toxic chemicals underground. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:36:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20922 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga Lake dredging stirs up controversy with Onondaga Nation Contaminated sediment to be dredged in Onondaga Lake http://wrvo.org/post/contaminated-sediment-be-dredged-onondaga-lake <p>A major step in the clean up of Onondaga Lake is about to begin. Honeywell International will begin the dredging and capping of contaminated lake sediment this summer. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:47:15 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20225 at http://wrvo.org Contaminated sediment to be dredged in Onondaga Lake