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Invasive species help needed.

Braddock Bay Water Chestnut Pulls

Saturdays July 9 and 169:00 am

New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week is July 10-16 this year so we have decided to help the Finger Lake Partnership Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) bring awareness to the need to control invasive species by holding these pulls. Volunteers will be needed again this summer to pull out European Water Chestnut plants. This aquatic invasive could cover the bay in just a few years and block sunlight from reaching the bottom. So join us at the Braddock Bay Marina on Sat., July 9 and 16, at 9:00 a.m. We will meet at the public kayak and canoe launch, which is in the parking loop before you enter the marina.  Bring a canoe, kayak or boat. Dress for the weather and to get wet, no cotton, bring sunscreen and water to drink.

Call June Summers, 585-865-6047, if you have any questions. Check our Facebook page for more dates.


 

Other items of Interest


 

·         If you do not already compost your yard and kitchen waster, this spring is a good time to begin.  Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and could be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.  Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow.  For details see  https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home.

 

 


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