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Andrew Zepp

Executive Director, Finger Lakes Land Trust


Land and Water Conservation in the Age of Toxic Algae: Keeping Our Land (and What’s On It) Out of Cayuga Lake


Andy will discuss the water quality of Cayuga Lake, why the prevalence of toxic algae, Finger Lake Land Trust’s landslide conservation efforts to enhance the Lake's water quality and other strategies for improving the health of Cayuga Lake.


Andy has worked in the land conservation field for more than 25 years. After graduate education at Cornell University, he worked with local conservationists to establish the Finger Lakes Land Trust. Andy has also worked for The Nature Conservancy’s Central & Western NY Program, first as Director of Land Protection and then as Associate Director, and as Vice President for Programs for the Land Trust Alliance. He returned to the Finger Lakes Land Trust in 2003 to serve as its Executive Director. Zepp serves on New York State’s Regional Open Space Committee as well as the NY Advisory Board for the Land Trust Alliance. He also serves on Tompkins County’s Planning Advisory Board and Strategic Tourism Planning Board as well as the board of the SUNY-ESF Foundation.

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