Acknowledgments

The Cayuga Lake Watershed Restoration & Protection Plan Project is greatly indebted to the many individuals and organizations who contributed their time, expertise, and resources during the development of this Watershed Restoration & Protection Plan. Their tireless efforts will greatly benefit future protection of the Cayuga Lake Watershed for years to come. The Cayuga Lake Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan process was initially funded by a grant to the Town of Ledyard from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. Subsequent funding for the project has been provided by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESD), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the municipal members of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization (IO).  Local and in-kind match has been provided by the Town of Ledyard, Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board (CNYRPDB), Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC), and the members of the IO and the IO Committees including Technical, Education/ Public Participation & Outreach, and Agriculture.

The Cayuga Lake Watershed Restoration & Protection Plan Project would like to thank all of the members of the Cayuga Lake Watershed  Intermunicipal Organization (IO), IO Technical Committee, IO Agriculture Committee, and the IO Education, Public Participation & Outreach Committee for sharing their wide array of experience and technical skills. There is great appreciation for the time and efforts of all of the private citizens as well.

The following organizations shared their personnel, data, meeting locations, and many other resources:

Atlantic States Legal Foundation
Cayuga County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cayuga County Department of Health
Cayuga County Planning Department
Cayuga County Soil & Water Conservation District
Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency
Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization
Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board
Cornell University Center for the Environment
Cortland County Planning Department
Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District
Cortland County Water Quality Coordinating Committee
EcoLogic, LLC
Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
Schuyler County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Planning and Community Development Division
Schuyler County Soil & Water Conservation District
Schuyler County Watershed Protection Agency
Seneca County Planning Department
Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District
Seneca County Water Quality Committee
Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Tompkins County Planning Department
Tompkins County Soil & Water Conservation District
Tompkins County Water Resources Council
Town of Ledyard
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 7
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8
New York State Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources
United States Geological Survey
United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resource Conservation Service
Wells College

Significant contributions to this report include the following:
Eric Ameigh, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
Sharon Anderson, Cayuga Lake Watershed Steward
Rick Ayers, Yates County Soil & Water Conservation Committee
Chad Bennett, Field Intern
Kathy Bertuch, Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board

Kevin Borden, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
Clifford Callinan, NYSDEC, Division of Water
Jerry Codner, Town of Lansing
Justin Damann, Field Intern
Michelle Debyah, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
Steven Eidt, NYSDEC Region 7
Sherry Forgash, Tompkins County Soil & Water Conservation District
Jordan Gass, Field Intern
Deb Grantham, Town of Dryden
Phillip Griswold, Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation Committee
Kate Hackett, Tompkins County Planning Department

Karin Harjes, CCETC volunteer
Jason Howard, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
Sylvia Hurlbut, Town of Ledyard
William Kappel, USGS
George Kennedy, Town of Ulysses

Lynn Leopold, IO member for Village of Lansing
Jose Lozano, City of Ithaca
Jim Malyj, Seneca County S&WCD

Kevin Millington, NYSDOS
Charles McCafrey, NYSDOS
Kelly McCutcheon, Field Intern
Elizabeth Moran, EcoLogic, LLC
Tom Pearson, NYSDEC Region 8
Will Poppe, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
John Roebig, EcoLogic, LLC
Craig Schutt, Tompkins County S&WCD
Courtnie Simmons, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
Jim Skaley, Education, Public Participation & Outreach Committee
Erin Smith, Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation Committee
A. Thomas Vawter, Wells College
Sean Vormwald, Field Intern
Linda Wagenet, Cornell Center for the Environment
David Zorn, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council

Others who have contributed include the following:
Amanda Barber, District Manager, Cortland County SWCD
Daniel S. Dineen, Cortland County Department of Planning
John Fessenden, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
Janet Hawkes, Cayuga Nature Center
Gene Holcutt, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
Tee-Ann Hunter, Education, Public Participation & Outreach Committee
Pamela O'Malley, Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board
Dan Winch, Tompkins County WRC

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