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  1. Steve says:

    Village of Fayetteville, Town of Manlius

    UPSTREAM REACH (upstream of the old canal control dam within the park)
    1. Remove gabions and culvert primarily from the bank and above to protect the important pool below. Install the new culvert and limestone block bank protection primarily from above and preserving the pool below.
    2. Install rock deflectors along outside bends of the stream. Rocks should be suitably large and taken from old dam remnants or other sources outside the stream.
    3. Place rocks/boulders within the stream at various locations for habitat.
    4. Place appropriate plantings at appropriate locations without vegetation and/or needing additional stream shading.
    5. Restore all disturbed areas with appropriate seeding and mulching.

    DOWNSTREAM REACH (below the old canal control dam within the park)
    1. Create fishing access from Town Hall parking lot down to stream.
    2. Clear limestone blocks and dam debris from the center of the stream and along the centerline of the proposed new stream pilot channel.
    3. Construct a pilot channel (with vee-shaped cross section) from old dam site to the downstream end of the gravel removal section using a meander pattern approximating that of before gravel removal (curving first to the right bank, then to the center and then rejoining the undisturbed downstream channel).
    Any gravel removed from the new pilot channel should be graded outward to the stream bank edges on either side of the channel, but not removed from the stream itself.
    4. Place limestone dam remnants along outside of channel bends (for stream stabilization) and randomly within the new channel (for habitat improvement).
    5. Scatter large flat capstones and blocks from the old dam at various locations along stream channel for use fishing access.
    6. Plant appropriate vegetation along the top of the right (east) bank above the bank stabilization in order to provide limited shading to the stream channel.
    7. Remove the control boards on the feeder canal control structure in order to provide floodwater access to the feeder canal and potentially relieve flood pressure on the main channel downstream of the old dam.
    8. Restore all disturbed areas with appropriate seeding and mulching.

    GENERAL NOTE – The Iroquois Chapter of Trout Unlimited wishes the Village of Fayetteville well in its accomplishment of this project and the implementation of our recommendations. We believe that the park improvements will provide many benefits to the community. TU would thus like to offer our continuing assistance in answering questions and providing clarifications on any of our recommendations. We can also offer on-site assistance with plantings, hand placement of small habitat improvement blocks, future stream clean-up efforts, and other activities that would prove to be of benefit to the Village and to the stream in this area. Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this project.

  2. Steve says:

    The October 10 Board meeting is postponed so that Board members and other interested parties can attend the public meeting of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for Onondaga Creek
    Wed, October 10, 6pm – 8pm
    Atrium at City Hall Commons, 201 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY (map)
    PUBLIC MEETING – City of Syracuse
    Onondaga Creek – Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP)
    October 10, 6-8 PM
    Atrium at City Hall Commons, 201 East Washington Street

    This meeting is to provide information and seek public input regarding a 2013 LWRP implementation project along Onondaga Creek. The public input will help guide the City in identifying potential uses, activities, neighborhood connections, and identity for six sites.

    The six preliminary sites are:
    1. Onondaga Lake near the terminus of the Creekwalk
    2. Armory Square: the railroad sidings above Onondaga Creek
    3. Kirk Park / Lower Onondaga Park interface
    4. Onondaga Creek Boulevard at Danforth Magnet School
    5. Onondaga Creek at Village Green and Seneca Turnpike
    6. Onondaga Creek banks and adjacent land at Dorwin Avenue

    This LWRP project is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of State.

    For more information, please visit

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