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Finger Lakes Times: SLPWA's 2021 fundraising pitch

12/03/2020 11:30 AM | Kaitlin Fello

SLPWA's 2021 fundraising pitch: There are more threats to the lake than ever

GENEVA — The president of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has issued a warning as the organization begins its annual fundraising campaign.

“(Many parts of the largest of the 11 Finger Lakes) have been completely turned green by toxic algae due to increased nutrient loading and global warming,” said Jacob Welch, who lives in the Yates County hamlet of Himrod. “In addition, some nearby lakes have been overcome by weeds such as the dreaded hydrilla. We really should up our game in protecting this lake, not just as a source of recreation, but also as a way of keeping our local economy strong.”...

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