If you have been watching what is happening around our beloved lake, you know that its beauty and quality are being challenged in numberous ways. Our organization has as its mission --- to be the voice of our lake. Whether it is the concern over whether New York State will permit hydrogracking, and how that would impact our lake, or the project ot store explosive natural gas, LPG, in salt caverns of questionable stability under the lake, the continual deterioration of water quality due to a variety of factors, education the public and in many ways advocating for the lake.
With the stunning beauty of the Finger Lakes region, especially during the summer and in the colorful autumn season it is easy to overlook the problems that challenge the long-term beauty and health of our once prestine, Seneca Lake. We must be vigilant and active now to improve and preserve this wonderful water resource for ourselves and for future generations. Your help in doing this is essential. We need your active personal and continuing financial support.
SLPWA is working to assure that accurate information is available to the public on high volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) and recently filed a lawsuit to obtain information on the health impacts on which New York State will base its decision regarding fracking. SLPWA is embarking on a new program to monitor streams flowing into the Lake. We will begin with threepilot streams. The details of this can be found on our Project Page.
These projects, designed to protect lake quality, will need to be funded on an ongoing basis -- efforts which ultimately cannot be sustained on membership income alone.
Your decision to make a year-end donation to support these endeavors will be a giant step towards improving and preserving our beautiful lake for our generation and those to come. If you have already made your donation, we thank you! You may also donate on-line at our link on NY Charities.org.
We thank you for your generous support and we wish you a warm and peaceful holiday season.
Mary Anne Kowalski, President