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Members Are the Heart of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association

06/19/2021 10:27 AM | Jody Tyler

Seneca Lake is the largest of the Finger Lakes, containing as much freshwater as all the remaining Finger Lakes combined. In addition to supplying drinking water to over 100,000 residents, the majestic lake and its watershed drive our local economy through agriculture, wineries and breweries, tourism, and recreation.  A healthy lake is essential for all of this to occur, not just for us, but for generations to come. We are the stewards of the lake and have a responsibility to keep threats facing the lake to a minimum. 

The mission of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is to preserve and protect Seneca Lake. By being a Pure Waters member, you are directly supporting our water quality activities and educational programs. 

Seneca Pure Waters: 

  • identifies various contamination and pollution threats to the lake and its watershed

  • supports research studies

  • develops watershed management plans in collaboration with a network of partners, and

  • informs municipal and citizen practices to preserve and protect the lake and its watershed.

Over 200 Pure Waters volunteers conduct water quality efforts that:

  • monitor Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

  • detect levels of increased bacteria and nutrient loads in the watershed

  • collect samples as part of the statewide Citizen Science Lake Assessment Program (CSLASP) that monitors lake health and its trophic status, and

  • survey aquatic plants as part of New York State‚Äôs Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) program. 

If you are already a member, we hope you will continue your support. If you are not a member, please join today . 

You will be among the hundreds of Pure Waters members who care about the health and beauty of Seneca Lake!

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