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Over 200 Acres Added to Fillmore Glen State Park in Moravia 

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Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that two parcels of Cayuga County land were officially ruled as protected environments. 


The two plots of protected land are 203-acres of additions to Fillmore Glen State Park and 72 acres of forested wetlands in Venice. The move comes in an effort to support the improvement of aquatic habitats and protection of drinking water through the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Water Quality Improvement Project.

“The expansion of Fillmore Glen is another example of how Governor Hochul is expanding outdoor recreational opportunities for New York residents and visitors. I’m grateful to the Department of Environment Conservation and The Nature Conservancy for their partnership in helping our parks grow and improve.”

Said Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Pro Tempore Randy Simons.

This protected land will not be developed; the natural features of the land will be preserved to safeguard the water quality of Owasco Lake, which serves as the water source for over 40,000 people. 

Fillmore Glen’s new land mainly consists of freshwater wetlands, with streams that flow into the Owasco Inlet. Venice’s property is home to many species, and its extensive wetlands act as a natural filter before the natural streams reach Owasco Lake.

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