In this video President of Save Our Sodus Dave McDowell summarizes SOS’ activities, accomplishments, and challenges that require attention, and effort.
Our Accomplishments and Challenges Summary
The number of Save Our Sodus donors has grown
Thank you to all our supporters! Your financial support allows us to do more to keep Sodus Bay clean and the waters from rising (that last part is a forward-looking statement)
Progress on a Wetland Restoration joint project with the Nature Conservancy
Progress on a joint project with the Nature Conservancy to restore the wetland in Sodus Creek. The Planning and the Permitting for that project is now complete. We expect the construction schedule to be announced later this fall.
The Army Corps of Engineers confirmed the plans to dredge the Channel in September of 2018
Crescent Beach to be nourished with the spoils from dredging Sodus Bay Channel
Save Our Sodus successfully advocated to use the spoils from dredging Sodus Bay Channel to be placed along Crescent Beach
SOS continued to participate in the CSLAP
SOS continued to participate in the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program and collected water samples in Sodus Bay to monitor water quality. The samples were collected from several locations around the Bay every week. Results were shared with our supporters on our site and through social media. All equipment has been operational.
Blue-Green Algae monitoring was conducted as well
Blue-Green Algae monitoring was conducted as well, and SOS was happy to report that most of the weeks the level of toxic blue-green algae blooms was non-detect. A couple of weeks when we had low levels of blooms near some tributaries, we alerted residents on steps to prevent getting poisoned.
Conducted E-Coli testing twice
We conducted E-Coli testing since the danger was higher of E-Coli bacteria growth from some not-fully-treated sewage due to the flood in the spring.
No progress on Chales Point/Crescent Beach Breach repair