A riparian forested buffer area was established in Dwyer Memorial Park along a section of Green Lake and its outlet in the Town of Preble. Green Lake feeds into the upper part of Little York Lake which empties directly into the West Branch of the Tioughnioga River. Little York Lake, Green Lake and Goodale Lake are all part of the headwaters of the Tioughnioga River which is a tributary to Chenango River. Green Lake is also part of the Susquehanna River Drainage Basin and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The property is located over part of the Cortland Homer Preble (C-H-P) sole source aquifer system, a source of public drinking water for over 30,000 residents. Implementation of the .32 acre riparian forested buffer will protect the lake by improving water quality and filtering excess nutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen. Visit the park today to see all the improvements that have been happening!