Restoration and Flood Control in the Upper Ley Creek Watershed
Thursday, January 20th, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
: OnlineRegistration required
Sweet Science Series: “Restoration and Flood Control in the Upper Ley Creek Watershed”
Thursday, January 20, 2022; 5:30 – 7:00pm
Online only! Attendees require registration!
Speaker: Edward M. Michalenko, Ph.D., President of the Onondaga Environmental Institute (OEI) and Supervisor in the Town of DeWitt
The Onondaga Environmental Institute and the Town of DeWitt have collaborated on development of a Ley Creek restoration plan and began implementing a few projects to provide flood control, improve water quality and stream habitat. The of restoration of stream habitat will be performed via the establishment of riparian wetlands and substrate enhancements, thereby improving spawning and nursey grounds for Onondaga Lake fisheries, in particular walleye and northern pike.
Edward M. Michalenko, Ph.D., serves as President of the Onondaga Environmental Institute (OEI) and Supervisor in the Town of DeWitt. At OEI, Dr. Michalenko manages multidisciplinary projects with governmental agencies, academic institutions, not-for-profits, industry, private engineering firms and business. For over 30 years, he has collaborated on projects critical to the restoration and recovery of Onondaga lake and its watershed. At the Town of DeWitt, he has led a number of progressive green initiatives to combat the impacts of climate change and work towards establishing a sustainable society.