July 6, 2010

U.S. Representative Dan Maffei and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand celebrate the future of Onondaga Lake with the introduction of the Onondaga Lake Restoration Act, joined by elected officials and citizens at the Inner Harbor.

The Onondaga Lake Restoration Act embraces a holistic approach, building upon a long standing federal commitment to restore and protect Onondaga Lake, part of the Great Lakes watershed.

Onondaga Lake is sacred to the Onondaga Nation, revered as the birthplace of democracy, and suffered a century of abuse from open dumping of industrial toxic and municipal pollution.

The Onondaga Lake Watershed Council will be administered by the Onondaga Environmental Institute. More…