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Harmful Algal Bloom Update

Yates County Department of Health HABs Update: Recreational exposures can occur while swimming, wading, fishing, or boating in areas with harmful algal blooms, if water is touched or swallowed, or when airborne droplets are inhaled.  Exposure to harmful algal blooms can cause diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting; skin, eye or throat irritation; and allergic reactions or breathing difficulties.  Seek medical attention if you experience these symptoms after exposure to harmful algal blooms.

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Interactive HABs Map

In the interest of sharing HABs information promptly with the DEC, volunteers, residents and users of Seneca Lake and the public we created a interactive HABs map.

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Jump In - Get Involved

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Native Plant Guide & Rain Gardens

Homeowners have several options to practice more sustainable lawn care. SLPWA encourages homeowners to choose native plants and grasses, which are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions. These plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds, and other animals.

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Jump in and Join Us! Members Needed!

Now is the time to jump in and join Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association!

Membership is open to everyone who supports our mission to preserve Seneca Lake as a drinking water and recreation source for future generations.

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