NYS Senator Patty Ritchie representing District 48 made a stop in Fulton to see the dredge that was purchased with partial funds secured through a grant from her office. “Eight years ago when I first got involved in Oswego County, this was one of the first projects I heard about,” Ritchie said. “It’s great to come here and see it happening, to see how far you’ve come in tackling the problem.” […]
A local resolution has requested the addition of Lake Neatahwanta and the Oswego River to NYS Department of State’s listing of Coastal Waterways and Designated Inland Waterways. The resolution, unanimously passed through the Fulton Common Council, is the first step to receiving the state designation. If approved, Fulton’s waterfronts will join a listing of eleven Coastal Waterways and more than 120 Designated Inland Waterways.
The intended opening of Fulton’s former beach area on Lake Neatahwanta, Stevenson Beach, will be delayed at least another dredging season. Though city officials were once hopeful the beach could reopen this summer, high toxicity levels do not permit swimmable conditions which Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. referred to as “disappointing.” Currently, the city is in the process of buying the dredging equipment from the contractor that has been completing the dredging work in recent years, Groh Dredging.
Despite the quickly approaching winter weather, a large focus looms in Fulton on Lake Neatahwanta, the city’s “little lake by the big lake.” The focus redeveloped after a “polar plunge” event initially arranged by a volunteer organization to encourage people to plunge into Lake Neatahwanta has been canceled due to concerns that arose on the current safety status of the lake.
The Fulton Common Council recently authorized the Granby Lake Reclamation Committee to dredge Lake Neatahwanta within city limits. The collaboration needed council approval solely because an outside group will be utilizing their equipment for work within city limits, in which case council permission is required. With the help of Granby Lake Reclamation Committee, city officials are optimistic about the re-opening of Stevenson Beach occurring sooner rather than later.
The city of Fulton has partnered with the Fulton Community Revitalization Corporation to soon begin a comprehensive restoration project of Lake Neatahwanta, it was announced by Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward. When completed, it will enhance the area’s tourism, economic development, and recreation opportunities for the community.
Archivist Tom Tryniski brings us one of local history’s taller tales today.Ã‚Â He introduces us to William Dunbar, hunter of sea serpents in what we now call Lake Neatahwanta.
Click the story to get the full background on the man and the hunt for a serpent that could have gotten Dunbar fame with a national circus.
Submitted article On Wednesday August 13, 2008 the Lake Neatahwanta Reclamation Committee will host a storm drain stenciling campaign in the City of Fulton.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â This event, which was rained out earlier in the summer, will […]