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Sheriff issued No Wake Order for Honeoye Lake. Town of Richmond update on plans for Mill Creek & Outlet issues.

DEC residential brush burning ban. Cold Weather Boaters Info. Summer jobs available on beautiful Honeoye Lake.

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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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The Town of Richmond has posted an update on their plans to address the Mill Creek and Outlet Creek issues on their town web site. You can read their update by clicking on the link below:



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The Ontario County Sheriff issued a "No Wake Order" for Honeoye Lake on Tuesday April 16th 2024 due to a very high-water level. Boaters are urged to not exceed 5 MPH. Sheriff's Facebook post is available on the link below:



The concern is that large boat wakes could damage docks that have been deployed that are either under or near the current lake level. See pictures above. Also, lake bank erosion is a concern.


The Ontario County Sheriff has posted their No Wake signs at both our NYS Public Boat Launch and Sandy Bottom Park Boat Launch sites to ensure that every boater and fishermen using our public boat launch sites is aware of the No Wake order:






If you are boating on Honeoye Lake while the lake level is still very high, be careful that you don't hit floating deadheads that came loose from shore and floating or submerged dock sections.


We will regularly keep you posted on the lake level and the Sherriff's No Wake Order".


Lake level has dropped ~6 inches over the last 10 days. See lake level graph below:



Current lake level available at:



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DEC residential brush burning ban.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning beginning March 16 and runs through May 14 2024. More information available on the link below:



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Cold Weather Boaters


Anyone underway in a boat less than 21 feet in length anytime between November 1 and May 1 must wear a securely fastened life jacket. This includes canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and motorboats. Commercial vessels are exempt. More information available on the link below:


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



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Click on the link below to see the Honeoye Lake Watershed Task Force 2024 Winter Newsletter:







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Looking for a summer job on beautiful Honeoye Lake. See opportunity below to help keep aquatic invasive species out of Honeoye Lake:




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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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- 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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