Dredging Commences At North Sandy Pond On Lake Ontario – Oswego County Today
SANDY CREEK, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday announced the start of dredging at North Sandy Pond in the Oswego County town of Sandy Creek as part of the State’s $15 million REDI Regional Dredging Project.
The initiative is addressing a backlog of projects at harbor navigation channels along the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The dredging is a significant aspect of Governor’s $300 million Resiliency & Economic Development Initiative to repair and build resiliency in communities recovering from damage caused by high water levels and flooding.
“The REDI program is a testament to what can be accomplished when state and local government work together,” Governor Cuomo said. “North Sandy Pond is the fourth site under this program that will help build more resilient communities as climate change continues to be our reality. The project ensures New Yorkers will be able to continue to enjoy one of their favorite summer destinations.”
The North Sandy Pond dredging project began yesterday. It follows the successful completion of REDI dredging at Port Bay in Wayne County late last year and at Blind Sodus Bay and East Bay, both in Wayne County, earlier this year.
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid said, “North Sandy Pond and Sandy Island Beach State Park are significant tourism destinations and crucial to the region’s quality of life. I’m thankful for Governor Cuomo’s commitment to protecting these resources an....