GENESEO – The Livingston County Environmental Management Board has selected the Conesus Lake Association Water Quality Committee to receive this year’s Livingston County Earth Day award.
The annual award is presented to an individual or organization to recognize outstanding achievement aimed at helping to preserve, enhance or educate about the environment of Livingston County.
The WEC recognized the Water Quality Committee for the long-term commitment of its members to the health and protection of Lake Conesus and its watershed. The water quality committee has 35 dedicated and very active members, known for their many successful programs, including educational outreach, invasive species prevention, and scientific and analytical activities, the council said.
The EMC recognized the village, city, county, state, and the Water Quality Committee’s educational / intercollegiate collaboration and noted that members often serve on multiple committees within the Water Quality Association. Lake Conesus.
The CME congratulated the Conesus Lake Association Water Quality Committee for their impressive work on behalf of Conesus Lake. The committee’s accomplishments have contributed to the protection and conservation of an important natural resource in Livingston County and the quality of life for our residents, EMC said.
Earth Day is a worldwide event, it is celebrated on April 22 and this year marked the 51st anniversary.
Lake Conesus is the westernmost of New York’s Finger Lakes chain, 11 lakes formed over 10,000 years ago when the last glaciers receded and rivers flowing north were blocked by enormous glacial debris. They look like slender fingers that unfurl in a north / south orientation across central and western New York City.
The shore of Lake Conesus includes parts of the towns of Conesus, Geneseo, Groveland and Livonia. Despite its modest size, Conesus is one of the most populous Finger Lakes, largely because the entire lake is served by public sewers and access to water, electricity, natural gas. and cable TV, and is a short drive from New York’s third largest city, Rochester.
For a calendar of education programs at Watershed Education Center, click here.
To learn more about Conesus Lake, visit the Conesus Lake Association website, here.