The Oct. 25 ceremony celebrating the completion of the Onondaga Creekwalk from Armory Square to Onondaga Lake was a truly significant event. Just last week I walked along the creek’s new path remembering how the area once looked. Investment along the shoreline is revitalizing the city of Syracuse and introducing a new connective corridor between downtown Syracuse, Franklin Square, the Inner Harbor and Onondaga Lake.
Carousel Center is proud to be located along the creekwalk. It bears witness to the work that has already been done to improve the water and surrounding land by the city of Syracuse, and encourages the continued development of the shorelines. The creekwalk links the gateways of the city and is a great asset to the movement or fluidity of the city’s population. It is also a great way to welcome the millions of visitors who come to the city of Syracuse annually.
It is more important now than ever to embrace more environmentally sustainable initiatives and nurture the land and water. Just two years ago, American eagles began nesting again on land and trees just beyond Onondaga Lake, an unimaginable feat just 20 years ago. This resurgence is a true testament to the work being done by the city of Syracuse and Onondaga County to revitalize its most precious features.
Congratulations to everyone on making it happen.
source: Letter to the Editor by Robert J. Congel, Founder and chairman of Destiny USA, Syracuse.com