Life in the Finger Lakes: The menacing giant hogweed

Giant hogweed is a federally-listed noxious weed that occasionally occurs in the Finger Lakes Region. While not particularly common anywhere in the state, giant hogweed nonetheless is present and can be encountered by people who might not be aware of its danger. Its sap, in combination with moisture and sunlight, causes phytophotodermatitis in humans, which can result in blisters, burns,... more

Bassmaster Kevin VanDam’s comeback win on Cayuga Lake airing on ESPN2

Pro bass angler Kevin VanDam’s comeback win at the Busch Beer Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Cayuga Lake in late June will be televised this weekend on ESPN2. VanDam, from Kalamazoo, Mich., took home a $100,000 winner’s check from the June 23-26 competition. It marked his 22nd career win – the most in B.A.S.S. history. Read more on this story... more

DEC crews will sample rainbow trout in Naples Creek on Thursday

That annual rite of spring known as rainbow trout “shocking’’ will take place Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24. Crews from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s fisheries division in Avon will sample the run of fish in two key Finger Lakes tributaries in advance of Opening Day for fishing on inland waters on April 1. Naples... more

Opening day: Stocked trout boost angler chances

Fishing enthusiasts who have been cooped up all winter will be out in force Saturday for opening day of trout season in New York. Many of those hopefuls will flock to the banks of legendary Catharine Creek and other Finger Lakes tributaries for a shot at hooking a giant spawning rainbow trout. For people who aren’t into standing elbow-to-elbow with... more

New York, Pennsylvania on target with deer kill estimates

Pennsylvania announced its “estimated” 2016-2017 deer kill in this space last week, and New York – playing catchup – released its “preliminary” kill this week. Pennsylvania’s figures showed more than 300,000 deer killed – up nine percent from the previous season. Almost 150,000 of them were bucks. New York, with far fewer hunters and far less hunting area, thinks about... more

DEC seeks participants for summer turkey survey

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Commissioner Basil Seggos are encouraging New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys this summer.“Citizen science” efforts such as this provide wildlife managers with invaluable data and give people the opportunity to partner with DEC to help monitor New York’s wildlife resources. Participants can record observat… Read More EveningTribune.com more

Wayne County Youth Derby held on Sunday

The Wayne County Youth Derby held its 19th Annual Awards Ceremony at the Sodus Point Fire hall, Sunday, July 31 and over 40 people enjoyed the festivities. Seventy-six young anglers registered with 37 catching fish during the two-month long contest. They were rewarded for their fishing prowess; receiving plaques, LNB gift certificates, prizes, and more importantly, applause from the adults... more

Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty – Less than two weeks away

The Seneca County House of Concern is in the final stages of preparing for their inaugural Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty to be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The non-profit organization is excited to bring together their family of supporters and new friends for this fun-filled event. Like a walk-a-thon paddlers have been encouraged to raise money for their entry... more

Paddle Keuka 5K a big success

Saturday, August 6, was the perfect day for the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s first ever Paddle Keuka 5K. With nearly 70 paddlers and a tremendous crew of volunteers led by our dynamic event leadership trio, Pat Atkinson, FLM&A Volunteer, Taryn Windheim, owner of Finger Lakes Racing and Events, and Natalie Payne, FLM&A Executive Director, the race was a big... more

Spectacular salmon fishing on Lake Ontario

One way or another, each of the eleven Finger Lakes eventually drains into Lake Ontario. The outlets of Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, and Honeoye are all tributaries of the Genesee River, which enters the Great Lake at Rochester. Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, Cayuga, Owasco and Skaneateles all drain into the Seneca River. And the Otisco Lake outlet flows into and out of... more

Finger Lakes Land Trust reports on algae threat

The Finger Lakes Land Trust recently released a report highlighting the threat of toxic algae and sprawling development on the region’s land and water resources, and calling for an investment of $100 million over the next decade to address these threats. The report, “Lakes, Farms, & Forests Forever,” is based on a year-long comprehensive assessment of the region’s natural resources... more
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