Bloom Watch Week 1 - August 5-11, 2019

City of Geneva Supports Seneca Pure Waters HAB Educational Efforts

09/09/2021 2:38 PM | Kaitlin Fello (Administrator)

The City of Geneva and Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association have collaborated to further the harmful algal bloom education efforts of residents and visitors of Geneva. Seven informative metal HAB signs have been installed on Geneva lakefront property in August, 2021, just before the Seneca Pure Waters' HAB Monitoring season began.

Joseph Venuti, Director of Public Works for the city, and Kaitlin Fello, Association Director of Seneca Pure Waters met in June to discuss HABs, and the importance of educating the public about harmful algal blooms, or cyanobacteria blooms. These signs illustrate how to visibly identify a harmful algal bloom, describe symptoms of exposure, and advise on the "when it doubt, stay out!" slogan, to protect people and pets. The signs were developed and purchased as part of a grant funded by the Ontario County Water Resources Council.

Subsequently, the HAB signs were installed in highly observable locations in August by city employees. "Tens of thousands of residents and tourists can learn from these long lasting, colorful signs as they enjoy the Geneva lakefront", said Kaitlin Fello, Association Director of Pure Waters. "We are grateful to the City of Geneva for their partnership on this project, and encouraged by all of the green infrastructure projects being installed around the city".

Joseph Venuti, Director of Public Works for the city, and Kaitlin Fello, Association Director of Seneca Pure Waters met in June to discuss HABs, and the importance of educating the public about harmful algal blooms, or cyanobacteria blooms. These signs illustrate how to visibly identify a harmful algal bloom, describe symptoms of exposure, and advise on the "when it doubt, stay out!" slogan, to protect people and pets. The signs were developed and purchased as part of a grant funded by the Ontario County Water Resources Council.

Subsequently, the HAB signs were installed in highly observable locations in August by city employees. "Tens of thousands of residents and tourists can learn from these long lasting, colorful signs as they enjoy the Geneva lakefront", said Kaitlin Fello, Association Director of Pure Waters. "We are grateful to the City of Geneva for their partnership on this project, and encouraged by all of the green infrastructure projects being installed around the city".

Walking path towards Seneca Lake State park.

City Boat Launch.

Lakefront Playground near Long Pier.

Attached to the doggie waste station.

In front of the Finger Lakes Welcome Center and adjacent to the I Heart NY sign.

Public dock that launches over 100 boat tours per summer.

Docks in front of the Ramada Inn.

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