Posted on: October 4, 2016

Shoreline Services to Remain Available through October 14

Residents are advised that shoreline weed pickup services remain available through Friday, Oct. 14. Please call 396-4458 to schedule assistance! The crew is now working on a part-time basis, so it's best to call ahead.

Thank you to all residents who ar...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

End of Season Clarification

Ontario County posts updates for the Honeoye Lake Aquatic Vegetation Management Program (AVMP) on the County’s website (www.co.ontario.ny.us). These updates are often shared in the community via email or social media. At times, conflicting reports are pos...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Harvesting to Conclude September 15 while Shoreline Cleanup Continues

The last day of harvesting will be on or before September 15. The harvester is operating in a few localized areas this week where underwater plants are growing at the surface. Late season harvesting offers an opportunity to remove plant biomass and associ...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Program Update

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Harvesting Update:

Yesterday the harvester concluded cutting for the week based on poor visibility due to water quality conditions. The harvester may be used to skim floating material in limited areas near the boat launch later this week.

The work b...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Harvesting Operations Update

The harvester is working on the second seasonal cut in areas around the lake with dense vegetation at or near the surface. The team will work an extra day on Friday, 9/2 to pick up fragments accumulated on shore before the holiday weekend. Residents can c...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Harvesting Schedule Update

Harvesting is not scheduled for the week of August 22. Shoreline pickups will occur using the harvester. Staff are providing assistance at Sandy Bottom Park in preparation for festivities scheduled this weekend and clearing overgrown vegetation at the wei...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Harvesting Schedule Update

Targeted harvesting will resume today on the western side north of California Point from Lake View Drive and Twin Bay Drive to Francis Tract, and also at an area from Joe Bear Drive to Sweet Pea Lane. This marks a second cutting for those areas. The sched...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Mid-Season Harvesting Update

During three weeks of operations in July, 26 loads or an estimated 130 wet tons of nuisance aquatic vegetation were removed from the lake. Areas with the heaviest growth early this season were north of Burns Point as well as north of California Ranch (esp...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

Harvesting Location Update

The harvester will work north of California Ranch on the east side today to address a very dense, localized area of plant growth. The harvester will move to the southwest portion of the lake in the near future. As always, contact 396-4458 with field condi...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Harvesting Schedule Update

Waterline marking for those who sought assistance will occur tomorrow, July 6. Staff training on equipment continues today as well as a localized vegetation cut near Burns Point where residents have marked their waterlines.

Posted on: July 1, 2016

2016 Season News

2016 Season Startup – June 30, 2016

The harvester was launched at the New York State Boat Launch off East Lake Road this morning.

Welcome Scott Strong! Scott joins Randy DePew as an Operator. Scott lives in Richmond and enjoys Honeoye Lake.

The 2...Read more...

Posted on: September 8, 2015

Update September 8, 2015

Harvesting resumes this week in areas where vegetation has grown to or near the surface of the water and the recent algae bloom has subsided. On Tuesday, the harvester worked on the west side from Southwest Shores and stopped near Pickerel Point where the...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

DEC's Honeoye Lake TMDL Meeting Tonight! Operations Update August 26, 2015.

A public meeting to discuss preliminary findings from a watershed modeling effort and ways to reduce nutrients in Honeoye Lake will start at 7 p.m. 8/26 at Livonia High School auditorium, 2 Bulldog Blvd., Livonia, NY 14487.

Harvesting operations for th...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Update August 19, 2015

Mechanical harvesting this week is focused on an area dominated by Eurasian watermilfoil from the north end of SW Shores up to West Shore Cove on the west side.

We have had some requests for shoreline pickup as well as additional harvesting where plan...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2015

Update August 11, 2015

This week the harvester will complete work in the northeast area of the lake (north and south of Trident Marine). We will also begin the second cutting this season at the south end, outside of the wetland, where macrophytes (predominantly eelgrass) have g...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2015

Update August 4, 2015

Harvesting operations for the first part of August will focus on areas between California Ranch and Francis Tract on the west side of Honeoye Lake, and between Burns Point and Honeoye Park (Times Union) on the east side. Sonar data collected by volunteers...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Update July 28, 2015. Harvester launched to work at town park.

Sandy Bottom Beach was closed today due to an algal bloom, but is scheduled to reopen tomorrow. The area west of the swimming beach is clogged today with floating vegetation blown in from south winds. Working with the Town of Richmond, our crew will use t...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Update July 27, 2015: Blue Green Algae Seminar August 5 at HWS, Geneva

Interested in learning more about blue green algae and harmful algal blooms (HABS)? Copy this link into your browser for information on an upcoming educational opportunity close to home in Ontario County.

http://www.greenupstateny.org/event-1987450

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Harvesting Update July 23, 2015

In six days of harvesting, the crew pulled an estimated 120 wet tons of vegetation from the lake, or 22 loads. All targeted areas have been harvested. Fragments raked up by residents were removed from several shoreline properties. Harvested material was d...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

2015 Honeoye Lake Aquatic Vegetation Harvesting to Begin July 8

Based on sonar data collected on 7/1/15 around the entire lake perimeter and mapped (using our specialized aquatic vegetation mapping tool), we have a good picture of where plant growth has taken off recently and density is high. Harvesting operations the...Read on...