Best Practices to Protect Conesus Lake
What is a Best Practice?: A best practice is a technique or method that, through experience and research, has proven to reliably lead to a desired result, and achieves results superior to those achieved by other means. A commitment to using the best practices is a commitment to using all the knowledge and technology at one's disposal to ensure success.
How are these relevant to us? : Every day our actions within the watershed of Conesus Lake have a significant impact on the overall health of the lake, either positively or negatively. We continue to strive to define and promulgate best practices pertaining to our actions: in the watershed, near the lakeside, and on the water, that will ensure we act in a manner that provides the highest certainty that we are contributing to the health, benefit and improvement of our lake. As each of us, and each of our visitors participate in varying activities from boating, to yardwork, to managing pets; each of us will need to understand the relevant best practices and apply them to our individual lives IF we are committed to protecting the lake.
Who is US?: US Poster
What are these Best Practices?
Watershed Wide Best Practices:
- DEC Open Burning Regulations
- Lawn Care and Fertilizing
- NOT WANTED! – Invasives from other lakes you visit
- Streams Ditches and Drains
- Storm Drain Labeling
- Storm water Management Best Practices
- Impervious Surfaces
Lakeside Best Practices:
- Caring for your “Water Front Yard”
- Dockside Weed Control
- Feeding Waterfowl
- Firepit Best Practice
- Flares and Fireworks
- Pets and Pet Waste
- Placing large visible numbers on your dock for EMS emergency locating
- Stone Breakwalls…a better option
- Welcome New Neighbors to the Lake
Boating Best Practices: