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For Release: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Improvements Underway to Enhance User Experience at DEC's Cayuga Lake Mud Lock Boat Launch Site

Temporary Closure of Launch Begins Tuesday, September 4th

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced upgrades to the Mud Lock boat launch located at the north end of Cayuga Lake in the town of Aurelius, Cayuga County. Site improvements underway include a new concrete launch ramp, floating boarding docks, paved launch access, and parking area. Funding for the project is provided through Governor Cuomo's Adventure NY initiative to connect more New Yorkers with nature.

The construction will result in an improved boat ramp and dock system that will allow launching under lower lake levels. In addition, the boat preparation area and parking lot will be modified to allow for more efficient launching and parking.

The site will be temporarily closed for renovation starting Tuesday, September 4, and is expected to remain closed through October. Boaters looking to access the north end of the lake during this period can use the boat launch at Cayuga Lake State Park, 2678 Lower Lake Road, Seneca Falls. Alternate public launching opportunities are also available at Frontenac Park, village of Union Springs on the east side of the lake. Boaters should contact these facilities for additional information.

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Under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Adventure NY initiative, DEC is making strategic investments to expand access to healthy, active outdoor recreation, connect more New Yorkers and visitors to nature and the outdoors, protect natural resources, and boost local economies. This initiative will support the completion of more than 75 projects over the next three years, ranging from improvements to youth camps and environmental education centers to new boat launches, duck blinds, and hiking trails. Read more about the Adventure NY initiative.

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