Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association engages with many partner organizations in pursuit of its mission to preserve, protect, and promote Seneca Lake water quality. This past year, Seneca Pure Waters had the opportunity to work with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County to promote harmful algal bloom (HAB) education and awareness.
About the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County
Since 1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County (CCEYC) has responded to the needs of residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Its programs are developed in direct response to community input and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.
The mission of Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community and university collaborations. Our educators connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and consumer agriculture; nutrition and health; youth and families; finances; and sustainable natural resources. Our ability to match university resources with community needs helps us play a vital role in the lives of individuals, families, businesses and communities throughout Yates County.
Friend of Extension AwardCCEYC recently recognized Seneca Pure Waters during its annual meeting on December 10, 2020. Each year the Friend of Extension Award is given in “recognition of valuable contributions to the mission of CCE; improving the lives of people in Yates County through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.” Seneca Pure Waters is proud to receive this honor for 2020 and looks forward to many more years of close partnership with CCEYC to benefit the community.