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Laurel House 5K Run/Walk- June 9

Laurel House 2018 5K walk/run

A week to go before the race! 

Laurel House 5-K Run/Walk

Race Date: Saturday June 9, 2018
Race Start: 9:00 AM
Check-in: 7:30 AM
Check-in Location: Alex Eligh Community Center
303 East Ave., Newark, NY 14513

Entry Fee: $25.00 Pre-registration (May 31)
$30.00 June 10-Race Day
$15.00 Youth (18 years and under)

Incentives: T-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registrants
Awards for the overall top 3 male and female runners and awards in each age category. The top 3 teams (5 runners per team)will also receive awards.


Shoreline Property Owners Workshop June 13

Wayne County NY shoreline

Workshop for Property Owners in Oswego, Cayuga, Wayne, and Monroe Counties

May 23, 2018.  O
n Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Fair Haven Beach State Park, Sabin Hall, 14985 State Park Road, Sterling, NY, New York Sea Grant will host a Managing Great Lakes Residential Shorelines workshop for the owners of residential property along the shoreline of Wayne , Cayuga, Oswego, and Monroe counties. 

The workshop is free, but space is limited and registration is required: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration.

An optional tour of shoreline management techniques at Fair Haven Beach State Park is available after the workshop. For more information, contact New York Sea Grant New York Sea Grant Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Hazards Specialist Roy Widrig at 315-312-3042, rlw294@cornell.edu.

Property owners attending the workshop will gain an overview of coastal processes and shoreline erosion, how to select and work with shoreline contractors, and information on the permitting process for shoreline work in New York State’s Great Lakes coastal zones.

“This workshop is designed to help shoreline property owners understand how coastal processes across Lake Ontario affect their shoreline specifically, and how different management techniques affect the coastal processes of the lake. For example, some properties have bedrock, others sand or cobble beachfront. Each property requires an approach applicable to its unique setting and the neighboring shoreline properties,” says Widrig.

In addition to selecting and working with contractors to build shoreline structures, part of the discussion will note how nature-based shoreline techniques can also be used to build resiliency and better protect shoreline property from erosion. For more information, visit the New York Sea Grant Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Erosion web page at www.nyseagrant.org/glcoastal.

New York Sea Grant is a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, and one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For updates on New York Sea Grant activities statewide, www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links.



Sodus Bay in Focus for Great Lakes Research Consortium Grant Project

Sodus Bay; photo courtesy of Seaway Trail and John Griebsch
The first accurate means of assessing nitrogen leaching from shoreline septic systems is the goal of proof-of-concept trials that will be conducted at 12 locations along Sodus Bay in 2018.

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), Syracuse, NY, has received a $20,611 grant from the Great Lakes Research Consortium to conduct the research. The project is one of five projects awarded funding by the consortium of 18 colleges and universities in New York State.

Funding for the Great Lakes Research Consortium grants is provided through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Environmental Protection Fund Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Act program.

The five projects will address critical issues associated with pharmaceuticals, pollution and septic leaching; harmful algal bloom, and climate-related coastal resiliency. ESF received funding for two projects; the University at Buffalo received funding for two projects; and Syracuse University received funding for one project.

Dr. Mark A. Teece is the principal researcher for the project titled "Use of Nitrogen Isotopes as an Indicator of Septic Pollution to Sodus Bay." The work involves the testing of aquatic weeds for a natural biochemical signature indicating nitrogen accumulation. Water testing will measure caffeine levels as a septic output indicator. The metrics developed by this project are expected to apply to any waters, particularly those with aging septic systems along shore.

Project partners include Save Our Sodus, the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

For details on all the projects receiving the GLRC funding and for information on how the GLRC funds grants for student research, student travel to conference and workshops, and student internships, visit the website at www.esf.edu/glrc.


St. Mark's Annual Garden Faire

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Excuse the Route 88 dust and construction! St. Mark's annual Garden Faire will be open this Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm- rain or shine! 


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