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Helping Farmers Protect Water Quality in the Finger Lakes

As part of our Conservation Blueprint for Owasco Lake initiative, we are working with farmers and other community members in Central New York’s Owasco Lake Watershed to protect water quality in the lake. The watershed provides drinking water to 55,000 people in the City of Auburn and surrounding towns.

We are helping farmers in the Owasco Lake watershed document their current efforts to protect water quality as well as develop strategies to overcome barriers farmers in the watershed face in adoption of further conservation practices.

This week we are holding public forums in Moravia and Auburn to discuss agriculture and Owasco Lake. The forums will focus on agriculture’s role in protecting Owasco Lake and effective ways to protect water quality.

The first forum will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at the Moravia Fire House, 38 Keeler Ave. Moravia. The second forum will be on Wednesday, May 25 at the Owasco Fire House, 7174 Owasco Rd., Auburn. Both meetings will run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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