This World War II veteran stands and salutes Steve Lewandowski for his guest essay on Sept. 5, 2020, in the Daily Messenger.
I have known Steve for more than 25 years and when it comes to pure waters in our Canandaigua Lake and in other Finger Lakes, he could be called one of the most reliable scientific guardians of our lakes.
I also salute the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, of which I am honored to have been a longtime member. I value their mission and I encourage your support of their mission. Check out their website.
Their mission: “The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association is a 1,000-member, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to protect the water quality and overall environment of the Canandaigua Lake watershed for future generations by applying scientific research, advocating sound public policy and offering educational programs to the community.
“To achieve our mission, Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association strives to promote patterns of development that have a positive impact on the lake’s watershed; monitor water quality to learn about and understand changes to help mediate them; work with town governments and state agencies to help secure and implement policies and regulations intended to help preserve the lake and its assets; educate our members, local town officials and the community about lake protection and issues; and act as a partner and technical resource to other agencies and organizations involved in watershed protection."
And I am grateful for this honor: "August 1989 — President’s Award — Canandaigua Lake Association — In appreciation of his fine leadership as President of our Association for the year 1988-89".
And recently, proud of my son.
Aug. 6, 2020, in FLLT News: "Wade Sarkis, of Canandaigua, has been appointed to the Finger Lakes Land Trust’s board of directors for a first three-year term. Mr. Sarkis is the owner and managing principal of Canandaigua Financial Group and lives in Canandaigua with his wife, Joscelyne.”