Making small changes as we live in the watershed can make a big difference. The health and recreational enjoyment of the Finger Lakes depends on our actions and involvement. This summer, a new program, Lake Friendly Living, will provide steps you can take right now, at home, to make a difference in watershed health!
Lake Friendly Living, is being launched throughout a number of lake associations in the Finger Lakes: Cayuga, Seneca, Canandaigua, and Keuka. Cayuga Lake Watershed Network is joining with these partners to encourage watershed residents to adopt best practices that will lead to greater water quality.
Lake Friendly Living is designed to engage and educate residents on how to practice environmentally-sensitive lawn care, septic and property management, and stream and shoreline conservation.
The program encourages watershed residents to first evaluate their properties in three major areas — minimizing runoff, eliminating pollutants, and capturing and allowing water to be absorbed.
What can you do to get involved? Join the Lake Friendly Living program and adopt Lake Friendly Living practices!
Click here for more information and to take the pledge today! 🙂
1. Explore the Cayuga Lake Home Owner’s Guide link
2. Review the 12 Simple Strategies
3. Choose the Best Practices you will use to make your property more lake friendly.
4. Take the Pledge!
5. Share this post! Help spread the LFL word by becoming an ambassador for the program. We invite you to post your pledge and project progress on social media linked on the webpage.
Everyone who submits a Pledge will receive an LFL logo sign to display on your property, as well as a car sticker to let others know of your commitment to improve water quality as an LFL Champion!
Throughout the summer, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network will be creating additional content for the webpage, so check in for updates and any questions.
To sign up, or for more info, click here.
(by Ed and Nancy Currier, CLWN Board Members)