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January 8 2024 - January Muller Field Station Newsletter & Boat Cleaning Station Grant Award

We have completed our Honeoye Lake weekly water quality updates for the 2023 season. We will resume our weekly water quality reports in mid-May 2024. We hope you have found our weekly water quality updates informative and useful. We will periodically post information on the Muller Field Station programs, ice conditions, etc. over the winter and early spring. Please check our blog occasionally for these off-season updates. Have a great winter season!


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Ontario County and the Towns of Richmond & Candice were awarded a NYSDEC Finger Lakes Watershed grant for a portable boat cleaning station for the Honeoye Lake State Marine Boat Launch today! 




  • Ontario County: Honeoye Lake boat wash station and aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention project, $39,985: A project that engages the public in the prevention of aquatic invasive species through the installation of a self-service boat wash facility at the Honeoye Lake State Marine Boat Launch. 

 



We will provide more detail about next steps in early 2024.


Funding for this grant award is provided by NYSDEC’s Finger Lakes Watershed Hub through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund.


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Click on the link below to see the January Muller Field Station Newsletter:





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FEMA Issues Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Ontario County


FEMA Issues Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Ontario County. County, state and federal officials are working to reduce the effects of severe weather and natural disasters. On July 14, 2023, FEMA released new preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Ontario County for public comment. The new maps give updated information about communities’ flood risk and are used to identify areas that may require flood insurance coverage. The current effective paper maps for Ontario County were developed in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Some areas show significant flood hazard changes when the new preliminary FIRMs are compared to the current effective paper maps.


More information available at:


Ontario County:


Town of Richmond:


New FEMA proposed flood plain map available at: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/2493ae818ace41899db2568643e78e4f.

Just put your property's address in the search bar.


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New York Safe Boating Class Certificate will be required of all boaters on this schedule:


If born on or after: You will need boating safety certificate to operate motorized vessel in:

January 1, 1988 2022

January 1, 1983 2023

January 1, 1978 2024


All operators of motorized vessels, regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate by January 1, 2025.


Click on the link below for more information and the schedule of local NYS Safe Boating classes:



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Honeoye lake is included in the DEC's Big Panfish Study. Please click on the link below to read their Interim report:


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Please visit the Honeoye DEC Project website for more information on the Honeoye Lake Nutrient Inactivation (Alum Treatment) Project: Honeoye Lake Nutrient Inactivant Pilot Study (arcgis.com) 





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Glacial History of Honeoye Lake

Please check out the new “Glacial History of Honeoye Lake” sign at Sandy Bottom Park.




Thank you to Dr. Bruce Gilman for the content, the Ontario County Water Resources Council for the funding, and the Finger Lakes Land Trust for the imagery.


More information on Honeoye Lake’s Geology History can be found on HLWTF web site:






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2023 Honeoye Lake watershed erosion control projects:




















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Please click on this link for the Winter 2023 HLWTF Newsletter:





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- Click on this link to see the new HLWTF Honeoye Lake Watershed Storm Water Took Kit if you are planning any storm water projects on your property:







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