October 20-21 Lakewide Hydrilla Hunt  - Check your shoreline, bring samples to us for expert diagnosis! From 10 am – 1 pm, we will have plant sample collection tables at Cass Park, Ithaca; Frontenac Park, Union Springs; and Deans Cove, Romulus, during the weekend of October 20-21. Contact us for exact hours at each location: programs@cayugalake.org!

October 20 (rain date October 21): Embrace the Lake Cleanup & Fall Get Together – 1-3 pm at the roadside rest area on Route 89 in Covert, 4-5 miles north of Taughannock Falls State Park. The Network has adopted this rest area for regular cleanups. Come to help & stay for the donuts and cider! Consider a visit afterwards to one of the numerous nearby ciders and wineries!

October 27-28, Ithaca: Wizarding Weekend, Ithaca – The Network will have an otherworldly presence at this magic-themed Hallowe’en event. Watch for our tent, Aqua Magicae, with the Golden Eggs. Bring kids & grandkids to cast spells protecting our lake & waters! Free, donations welcome. More information here:  www.wizardingweekend.com and on Facebook at Ithaca’s Wizarding Weekend.

November 3, Ithaca-location TBA: The Network’s Fall Community Conference – We are inviting numerous groups to give ten-minute presentations on the plethora of issues facing our waters. Free for the public, with refreshments. 9:30 am – 1 pm.

November 27: #NYGives Giving Tuesday campaign! #NYGivesDay is a 24-hour giving challenge brought to you on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving by the New York Council of Nonprofits and United Way of New York State, to celebrate the life-changing work of nonprofits across the vast state of New York. Please plan to give!