Onondaga Lake

Onondaga Lake

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy was formed on the shores of Onondaga Lake over a thousand years ago. The lake continues to play a central role in the spiritual life of the Onondaga Nation. Just north of Syracuse, Onondaga Lake is one of the most chemically-polluted lakes in the world. Read Onondaga Nation’s Vision for a Clean Onondaga Lake.

A Better Future for Onondaga Lake – Advocate for a more inclusive hearing regarding Onondaga County developing a beach on the lake

On July 17, 2017, NOON submitted detailed comments on the proposed Natural Resource Damages Plan for Onondaga Lake.  Highlights of the comments include:

  • More community input into the process
  • An unprecedented remediation plan, to match the unprecedented pollution of the lake
  • Incorporation of the Onondaga Nation’s Vision for a Clean Onondaga Lake
  • Removal of waste before the creation of more trails
  • A plan for lower Onondaga Creek to make it a community resource and alleviate flood concerns
  • The development by NOON, in consultation with the Onondaga Nation, of a series of Informational Kiosks about Onondaga history and culture
  • Greater natural restoration along the lake
  • A commitment to developing safe subsistence fishing

The full document can be found here as a pdf file.

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