Upcoming Events in the Cayuga Lake Watershed 

Lakewide Hydrilla Hunt* - October 21-22

On Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22, bring hydrilla suspects in plastic baggies marked with location and date, to collecting tables:

  • Long Point State Park, 10 am-noon Saturday and Sunday. 2063 Lake Road, Aurora NY 13026.
  • Sheldrake Point Public Park, 1:30-3:30 pm Saturday and Sunday. Route 139/Sheldrake Pt. Rd, Ovid NY 14521.
  • In Ithaca, drop off hydrilla suspects on October 23-24 at TC Cornell Cooperative Extension - place baggies in the labeled red and white cooler in the lobby area. 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca NY.


Wizarding Weekend October - 27-29, Ithaca

Look for our activity tent across from the State Theatre as you immerse yourself in this magical Hallowe’en festival. Children of all ages can select a golden egg from the cauldron and insert into it a spell to protect Cayuga Lake, inscribed on a tiny scroll - to take home for safekeeping. Free of charge. We’ll be there Sat and Sun until the golden eggs are gone. Would you like to help? Contact programs@cayugalake.org

WW schedule: http://wizardingweekend.com/

More information next week!


Cayuga Lake WN’s Autumn Community Conference - November 4, Ithaca

The big picture: Understanding change and continuity in our watershed over the past fifty years, as prologue to rapid change.

Bob Johnson: Aquatic plants in Cayuga Lake, a fifty year perspective;

Candace Cornell: Birds of Cayuga Lake, an historical perspective;

Emily Zollweg-Horan: NYS DEC’s fish data and management strategies, a forty-year perspective.

9:30 am – 1 pm at the Unitarian Annex, 306 N. Buffalo Street, Ithaca. Free admission, refreshments. 

More information next week!


*Hints for Hydrilla Hunting: Use a weed rake if you have one. Look in shallow water areas close to shore. In clear shallow water, scan the lake bottom. If you see mounded plants – get a sample! (Safely!) Hydrilla will probably persist until January before dying back for a few months. Then it will re-sprout and continue to spread. Help find it early.


Jenn Tufano Programs Staff  programs@cayugalake.org

Hilary Lambert Steward/Executive Director  steward@cayugalake.org

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
POB 348 Aurora NY 13026

“It takes a Network to protect a watershed!”