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For Release: Friday, May 5, 2017

Media Advisory

NYSDEC and USFWS to deliver additional public presentations on proposed projects restoring wildlife habitat and recreation on Onondaga Lake

Thursday, May 11, 11:00 a.m. at the Syracuse Center of Excellence, Room 203, 727 E. Washington Street, Syracuse

The Onondaga Lake Watershed Partnership (OLWP) meeting is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The presentation is planned for 11:00 a.m. All OLWP meetings are open to the public, as such the community is welcome to join all or part of the meeting.

Thursday, May 18, 5:00 p.m. at the Onondaga Lake Visitors Center, 280 Restoration Way, Syracuse

The Onondaga Lake Community Participation Working Group (CPWG) meeting is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The presentation is planned for 5:00 p.m. All CPWG meetings are open to the public, as such the community is welcome to join all or part of the meeting.

Friday, May 19, 7:30 a.m. at the City Hall Commons Atrium located at 201 E. Washington Street, Syracuse

The FOCUS Forum is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Enter through side doors to the Atrium via Warren Street.

For more information: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are considering a series of projects to restore and protect wildlife habitat and water quality and increase recreational opportunities at Onondaga Lake, as outlined in a draft restoration plan and environmental assessment released for public comment through June 2, 2017. The draft plan and additional information on the Natural Resource Damage Assessment process may be found online at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website.

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