Cayuga Lake Watershed Management Plan
July 12, 2000
10:00 am - 12 noon
Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District
12 North Park Street
Seneca Falls, New York 13148
Next Meeting: August 23, 2000, 10:00 am,
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility
Present: Marion Balyszak (Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association), Jim Malyj (Seneca County SWCD), George Kennedy (Town of Ulysses), Tom Vawter (Wells College), Jose Lozano (City of Ithaca), Linda Wagenet (Cornell Center for the Environment), Daniel Winch (Tompkins County), Kate Hackett (Tompkins County Planning Department), Stephen Lewandowski (Cayuga Lake Watershed Steward), John Terninko, David Zorn (Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council).
Ag Committee: The next Cayuga Lake Watershed Management Plan Ag Committee Meeting is July 19, 2000 at 10:00 at the Tompkins County CCE. They will be covering Characterization review, the agricultural portion of the watershed management plan, and a ti metable for future meetings.
Watershed Steward (Stephen Lewandowski): Concentration on getting municipal involvement and education/public participation in the process.
Tompkins County (Kate Hackett/Dan Winch): The Tompkins County WRC has been reorganized by stakeholder interests, county recently held a stormwater regulation seminar, county is doing a stream centerline GIS coverage with attached databases, trying to put together a library/inventory of water resources information, recently completed an aquifer study of Tompkins County.
Cornell Center for the Environment (Linda Wagenet): Looking at ways of connecting Cornell University with Watershed Management Plan, considering the development of a Finger Lakes Institute for research and outreach, proposal to Packard Foundation for data collection and dissemination.
City of Ithaca (Jose Lozano): Six Mile Creek partnership looking at fluvial geomorphologic principles and monitoring, trying to tie all academic institutions into watershed, working on Cayuga Lake Watershed Network coordination.
Wells College (Tom Vawter): Developing a bioassessment project for north end tribs - Paynes, Yawger, Great Gully, Salmon.
Ulysses (George Kennedy): interest in stream studies and toxic dump sites in south end of the watershed.
Seneca SWCD (Jim Malyj): Working on watershed Streambank & Roadbank Inventory Project.
Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (Marion Balyszak): Seneca Lake Watershed Management Plan project, Seneca Lake State of the Lake report, just finished doing presentations to 40 municipalities in the Seneca Lake Watershed.
Cayuga Lake Watershed Roadbank & Streambank Inventory (David Zorn): Field work is now complete in Seneca, Schuyler and Cortland Counties and approximately 50% complete in Tompkins and Cayuga Counties. GIS and database work is being done as the f ield work is done.
CLW IO 2002