What is the Owasco Watershed
Lake Association?

OWLA is a citizen-based association that promotes cooperation and leadership in the comprehensive management of land use, water quality, recreation, agriculture and a host of other issues as they pertain to Owasco Lake and its watershed.

Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) is a 501 C-3 not-for-profit corporation founded to educate the public on the environmental management, preservation, wise use, and appreciation of Owasco Lake and its watershed.

Visit OWLA at:

Owasco Lake Watershed Inspector

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Other information about  Owasco Lake at: Owasco Watershed Network (OWN)

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DEC Toll-Free Hotline

A new toll-free hotline to help ensure strict enforcement of environmental laws that protect the State's natural resources.

 1-844-DEC-ECOS (1-844-332-3267)

The line is staffed 24/7 and connects callers to a DEC police dispatcher.

Owasco Lake Water Testing Reports

Latest E. Coli Report 8/25/15
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Latest Nutrient Report 6/25/15
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2015 Owasco Lake Water Sampling Data

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Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting         

September 2, 2015

Springside Inn at 7:00 PM

Draft Agenda

Welcome Members and Guests

Call to Order


    Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District Advanced Agriculture Technologies

Presenter:  Jason Cuddeback
Conservation Tec/Grazing Specialist  

I.        Roll Call Sheet

II.      Approval of August 5, 2015 Minutes – Gilda Brower

III.    Financial Report - Jeff Trescot

IV.     Committee Reports

            A.  Membership Update - Rosemarie Romano

                  1. Cove Captains; Watershed Kit
                              Jean Canizzo; Linda Vitale

                  2. Membership Assistance

            B.  Communication - Carolyn Hiza

            C.  Organizational Committee Reports

            D.  Water Testing/Monitoring
                        Ken Kudla; Drew Snell

V.       Old Business  

             A.  Lake Levels - Ed Wagner

 B.  Asian Clams - Ed Wagner           

             C.  Dutch Hollow project – Charlie Greene

VI.     New Business

             A.  Strategic Planning effort

             B.  Ad Hoc Notification Group

             C. Whole Farms Best-Practices              

VII.   Wrap-up (next meeting; assignments; agenda planning items)


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2015 OWLA Meeting Dates
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