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Public Education Event On Lake Ontario Planned


ALTMAR – The American Wildlife Conservation Foundation will co-sponsor a free public education program on “Lake Ontario” on May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery, Altmar.

Presentations will include:

The Piping Plover (a threatened and endangered bird), conducted by Dr. Jonathan Cohen from Syracuse University College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Loons and how various invasive species are having a negative affect on their population, conducted by Irene Mazzocchi from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Watertown Office

The Dinosaur of Lake Ontario – the Sturgeon family, conducted by Irene Zollweg-Horan, from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Cortland Office.

There will be ample time for questions and dialogue after the three presentations.

This program is free, but is limited to 75 participants.

If you wish to attend, please claim a seat by contacting Daniel Leete, either by e-mail –, or by phone – 315-263-1567.

The Salmon River Fish Hatchery is easy to reach, located on Count Route 22, one mile northeast of the village of Altmar, off Interstate 81.

This program is a collaborative effort with assistance from: Onondaga Audubon in Syracuse, Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector, The Rogers Center in Sherburne, Colgate University in Hamilton, Environmental College of Science and Forestry at Syracuse, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, PRISM, New York Sea Grant at Oswego, Chenango County Cooperative Extension, and Onondaga Soil and Water Conservation District.