Syracuse, New York, with Onondaga Lake in the background (Credit: John Marino, via Flickr)
Scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will join with members of the public for a bioblitz at Onondaga Lake, according to a release from the school. Along with documenting biodiversity in and around the lake, the event will coincide with an inauguration of a new president for the college.
Onondaga Lake has been remediated in recent years, with extensive restoration work helping to increase the overall health of its ecosystem. Scientists with the school hope the results of the blitz will show some of the enhanced biodiversity in the area, as well as educate the public about the work completed.
The bioblitz is scheduled to take place Sept. 12 and social media will be used to help the public participate. Results will be announced at a reception at the university on Sept. 13.
Image: Syracuse, New York, with Onondaga Lake in the background (Credit: John Marino, via Flickr)