Planning for Lake Ontario watershed

Date(s) - Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
6:30 pm

Rochester Museum and Science Center


New York Sea Grant is inviting public stakeholders in the Lake Ontario area to share their best thinking on what actions are needed through lake and watershed planning to prepare for possible future extreme climate conditions and population.

The workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Rochester Museum and Science Center Bausch Auditorium, 657 East Ave., Rochester. The doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Specific areas for discussion at the workshops include potential actions related to water resource management, infrastructure, land use and zoning, governance, economic development related to agriculture, recreation and tourism, and ecosystem management. The workshop will consider potential recommendations to address both exceedingly wet and dry futures in the Lake Ontario region through stormwater management, riparian buffers, wetlands restoration, stream hydrology, job training and energy considerations.

New York Sea Grant will add public input to a report that will be presented to local, state and federal agencies and stakeholder organizations to assist future planning efforts.

Registration is recommended by calling New York Sea Grant at (315) 312.3042 or

Funding for the workshop is through the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments project of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to build capacity to manage risks from climate change and variability in the Great Lakes region.

The watersheds included in the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments project in New York State are Black, Buffalo Eighteenmile, Cattaraugus, Chaumont Perch, Chautauqua-Conneaut, Conewango, French, Indian, Irondequoit Ninemile, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lower Genesee, Niagara, Oak Orchard Twelvemile, Oneida, Oswegatchies, Oswego, Salmon Sandy, Seneca, Upper Allegheny and Upper St. Lawrence.

New York Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.