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Plan 2014 Benefits Touted; New York Times Article

March 12th, 2015 | Posted by Lee
Benefits of Plan 2014 to the River and Lake ecosystem and communities dependent on them touted by 3rd generation fishing guide, 7th generation Grindstone Islander and Save The River Board member Jeff Garnsey in New York Times article. “It’s a heartbreaker to watch a big fish like that die because it’s not able to spawn,” says Jeff.
Also from the article “The plan represents an opportunity to return to the rhythms of nature by letting the lake levels fluctuate more throughout the year. The plan’s drafters say this would heal ecosystems damaged by decades of artificial control, including declines in some fish and bird populations, depleted wetlands and the runaway growth of cattails along the coast.”
Sadly the article also points out that shippers, the Seaway and south shore property owners continue to want all the benefits of the current plan, while all theNew York Times covers issue of water levels on the St. Lawrence River.
“It’s a heartbreaker to watch a big fish like that die because it’s not able to spawn,” says Jeff Garnsey, 3rd generation fishing guide, 7th generation Grindstone Islander and Save The River Board member.
The benefits of Plan 2014 to the River and Lake ecosystem and communities dependent on them are touted by Jeff and others in the article.
“The plan represents an opportunity to return to the rhythms of nature by letting the lake levels fluctuate more throughout the year. The plan’s drafters say this would heal ecosystems damaged by decades of artificial control, including declines in some fish and bird populations, depleted wetlands and the runaway growth of cattails along the coast.”
Sadly the article also points out that shippers, the Seaway and south shore property owners continue to want all the benefits of the current plan, while all the risks are borne by others.

New York Times covers issue of water levels on the St. Lawrence River.

“It’s a heartbreaker to watch a big fish like that die because it’s not able to spawn,” says Jeff Garnsey, 3rd generation fishing guide, 7th generation Grindstone Islander and Save The River Board member.

The benefits of Plan 2014 to the River and Lake ecosystem and communities dependent on them are touted by Jeff and others in the article.

“The plan represents an opportunity to return to the rhythms of nature by letting the lake levels fluctuate more throughout the year. The plan’s drafters say this would heal ecosystems damaged by decades of artificial control, including declines in some fish and bird populations, depleted wetlands and the runaway growth of cattails along the coast.”

Sadly the article also points out that shippers, the Seaway and south shore property owners continue to want all the benefits of the current plan, while all the risks are borne by others.

Full article here: Around Lake Ontario, Neighbors Debate a Dam, Property Values and Muskrats

Jeff Garnsey is a third-generation fishing guide along the St. Lawrence River, whose family has lived on the river since the early 1800s. HEATHER AINSWORTH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

Jeff Garnsey is a third-generation fishing guide along the St. Lawrence River, whose family has lived on the river since the early 1800s. HEATHER AINSWORTH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

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