Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – In a little over a month, Central New York will open up its gates for the 2013 New York State Fair.
Among the new features this year, will be an exhibit organizers say visitors shouldn’t miss: the transformation of Onondaga Lake. (Read the full story from News Channel 9).
The story of Onondaga Lake, once called the most polluted lake in the nation, will be told in a major interactive exhibit at the New York State Fair this year.
“We no longer have to look at it and be embarrassed, or discuss what we are going to do. Now we can look back at where we have been and where we are going,” said Onondaga County Deputy Executive Matt Millea. (Read/listen to the story from WRVO).
ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. — It’s a hot, humid day on the shores of Onondaga Lake. There’s something noticeably missing: The smell.
“Back in 1969 and 1970, I would, at times in August, literally feel ill being on this lake. And I have to tell you, I’ve been on the lake in the last year. And it’s an extraordinary invigorating experience,” said Neil Murphy, the president of SUNY ESF.
Ken Lynch, the DEC Region 7 Director, added, “We can see instead of inches into the water, we can see feet into the water.” (Read/watch the full story from YNN).
Syracuse, NY — The New York State Fair will feature a 3,000-square-foot exhibit on Onondaga Lake, fair officials said today.
“Onondaga Lake: A Fresh Gateway to a New New York” will occupy an entire wing of the Center of Progress Building, officials said. It will trace the history of the lake from its role as a sacred waterway to the Haudenosaunee to the $450 million cleanup effort that is still underway. (Read the full story from Syracuse.com)