The Livingston County Environmental Management Council (EMC) has chosen the Conesus Lake Association Water Quality Committee (WQC) to receive this year’s Livingston County Earth Day Award. This annual award is presented to an individual or organization to recognize outstanding achievements that are directed to help preserve, improve, or educate about the Livingston County environment. Earth Day is a global event, it is celebrated on April 22, and this year marks the 51st anniversary.
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The EMC recognized the Water Quality Committee for their long-term commitment to the health and protection of Conesus Lake and its watershed. The WQC has 35 dedicated, highly active members, who are known for their numerous successful programs, including educational outreach, invasive species prevention, and scientific and analytic activities.
Livingston County benefits directly from many WQC high impact activities, from the mobilization of the community in the Conesus Stewardship Initiative, to the protection of Conesus Lake through the Watercraft Steward Program, to the public education and outreach at the Town of Livonia Watershed Education Center.
The EMC recognized the village, town, county, state, and educational/intercollegiate collaboration of the WQC and noted that members often serve on multiple committees within the Conesus Lake Association. Livingston County and the EMC look forward to many more years of collaboration to come.
The EMC commended the Conesus Lake Association Water Quality Committee for their impressive work on behalf of Conesus Lake. Their achievements have contributed to the protection and conservation of an important natural resource in Livingston County and to the quality of life for our residents.