Onondaga Lake http://waer.org en Onondaga Lake Amphitheater, West Shore Revitalization Plans Unveiled http://waer.org/post/onondaga-lake-amphitheater-west-shore-revitalization-plans-unveiled <p>Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney unveiled preliminary plans Wendesday for a $100 million revitalization of the west shore of Onondaga&nbsp;Lake. &nbsp;It was the first and possibly only public meeting on the massive project, which was first announced in late January with a visit from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:35:05 +0000 Scott Willis & Hannah Warren 20894 at http://waer.org Onondaga Lake Amphitheater, West Shore Revitalization Plans Unveiled Science Camp at the MoST Engages Middle Schoolers With Onondaga Lake http://waer.org/post/science-camp-most-engages-middle-schoolers-onondaga-lake <p>Honeywell Summer Science Week at the Museum of Science and Technology, or the MoST, is underway this week. &nbsp; It began with water sampling and plant and wildlife monitoring, with a special boat navigating the waters of Onondaga Lake.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;“I’m happy to be with you today for the Honeywell Most Summer science week. I’m going to help you identify birds today.”</em></p><p>70 middle schoolers from around the area were on board the boat… identifying birds…</p><p><em>&nbsp;“look at him! Look out for the ostrich and the eagles”</em></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:42:54 +0000 Scott Willis & Sarah Brechbill 20766 at http://waer.org Science Camp at the MoST Engages Middle Schoolers With Onondaga Lake Downtown Bike Tour Shows Off Green Infrastructure http://waer.org/post/downtown-bike-tour-shows-green-infrastructure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>About 30 people could be seen pedaling their bicycles around Onondaga County this weekend enjoying nature...but also learning about how green infrastructure is saving it.&nbsp; The Save the Rain program was showing off some of the things the county is doing in its Downtown Bike Tour.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:42:58 +0000 Chris Bolt 16882 at http://waer.org Downtown Bike Tour Shows Off Green Infrastructure “Birds of Onondaga Lake” Exhibit Reveals Beauty of Local Birds, Ecosystems http://waer.org/post/birds-onondaga-lake-exhibit-reveals-beauty-local-birds-ecosystems <p>Birdwatchers and local spectators will be able to experience the wildlife of Onondaga Lake in pictures as part of a new exhibit. <a href="http://www.lakecleanup.com/birds-of-onondaga-lake-photo-exhibit/">“Birds of Onondaga Lake” consists of wildlife photography</a> of bald eagles and other birds. But according to Erin Crotty, President of <a href="http://ny.audubon.org/">Audubon New York</a>, it also tells a story about a recovering habitat that is becoming a place for bird conservation. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:39:24 +0000 Chris Bolt & Robert Romano 16125 at http://waer.org “Birds of Onondaga Lake” Exhibit Reveals Beauty of Local Birds, Ecosystems Concert Pavilion a Centerpiece of Onondaga Lake Revitalization Plan http://waer.org/post/concert-pavilion-centerpiece-onondaga-lake-revitalization-plan <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo joined local officials Wednesday in Solvay to unveil details of a plan to revitalize the western side of Onondaga Lake. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The $100 million project will include a 75-hundred seat lakefront concert pavilion across from the state fairgrounds. &nbsp;</span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Executive Joanie Mahoney says it fits into the larger picture of the lake’s rebirth. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:35:26 +0000 Scott Willis 13709 at http://waer.org Concert Pavilion a Centerpiece of Onondaga Lake Revitalization Plan