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

To contact: Click here

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

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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For the complete presentation about Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) from the OWLA Meeting May 6, 2015 Click Here

A recent article by Ken Kudla appeared in The Citizen on August 28 and includes details about the water testing program spearheaded by OWLA volunteers and also describes additional activities by OWLA members and others to improve the water quality of
Owasco Lake. To read the article: Click Here

Algal Bloom

Monitoring Program

Important Details and Results

Click Here

Save the Dates:
March to Lake Day: Sat. March 5, 2016
Owasco Lake Day: Wed. June 22,2016

Next OWLA Meeting

Wednesday, December 2
Springside Inn, 7 pm

Click here for agenda

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