Pressure Points in the Cayuga Lake Watershed

Dr. Hilary Lambert of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network will discuss factors affecting the lake and its 860-square mile watershed.




12:30 pm


Hostetter Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall

General Info

Dr. Hilary Lambert, Steward/Executive Director Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, will give a presentation titled “Pressure Points in the Cayuga Lake Watershed.” This talk is part of a week of special educational events leading up to the annual Peachtown Native American Festival on Friday, September 20.

The area of land that drains to Cayuga Lake - its watershed - is 860 square miles in extent, contains 48 municipalities, and reaches into 7 counties. Pressure points on this environmentally healthy area include potential gas drilling and fracking, a rising political backlash against necessary land-use protections along creeks and lakefront, toxic legacies and lack of communication between interest groups, towns, and government agencies; invasive species including hydrilla and Hemlock Wooly Adelgid; and the need to protect our water resources from withdrawals for industry and distant areas suffering climate change shortages.

Light refreshments will be served at 1:30 with further dialogue with Hilary in Stratton Lobby.

The above autumn 2012 aerial photo by Bill Hecht looks northeast across Cayuga Lake, with Taughannock Gorge in the foreground. During this period of rapid changes in population, technology, climate and society, “It takes a Network to protect a watershed” – motto of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network.

Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone who needs assistance should contact David Foote at 315-364-3460 or email