Environmental Law Section to Host Meeting at Onondaga Lake Cleanup Visitors Center

Environmental Law Section Chair Tim Lambrecht, of Brown & Palumbo, PLLC, has arranged a Section Meeting this month open to ALL OCBA members at the Onondaga Lake Cleanup Visitors Center.

That meeting and presentation will be held Thursday, November 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Center. The Center, designed and built by Honeywell, is adjacent to I-690 along the southwest shoreline of Onondaga Lake. The Visitor Center’s deck and floor are made out of reclaimed lumber from the Syracuse Chilled Plow Company and the West Bingham School, both buildings that were more than a century old.

Attendees will be given a guided tour highlighting the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) cleanup plan, progress to date, the re-establishment of wetlands, and extensive habitat enhancements.

Craig Milburn, Managing Partner with Brown and Sanford Consulting and Program Manager for Honeywell’s community outreach and community participation program, will offer a presentation featuring maps, videos, slides, live camera feeds, and a display of the real-time operations. The typical tour takes just over an hour, allowing time for questions and answers. Milburn, who has hosted more than 4,000 visitors at the Center, says he’ll cover the full gamut including progress and estimated completion.

Call the Bar Association offices at 471-2667 if you’re interested in attending this presentation – even if you’re not an Environmental Law Section member!

To access the Visitors Center: From points west, take I-690 East to Exit 17, turn left onto State Fair Boulevard, take the first left passing under I-690, drive straight toward the Lake and follow signs to the Onondaga Lake Visitors Center. From the east, take I-690 West to Exit 7, turn right at the off–ramp and follow signs to the Visitor Center.

For more information on the project and its progress, visit www.lakecleanup.com.