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.

Next OWLA Meeting

Wednesday 11/1/17 7 PM

Springside Inn


Click Here for Agenda

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Owasco Lake on 2016 DEC 303 list as impaired due to HABs

Detailed Information
Click Here

Cayuga County Health Department Notice

People are encouraged to register their cell numbers with the Health department to receive notices should there be an emergency concerning HAB toxins in our drinking water .


Click Here for Info

OWLA Strategic Plan

Click here to review the
2016 OWLA Strategic Plan.

The 2017 Plan will be available here for review soon.

Algal Bloom Monitoring Program

Details and Results : Click Here

The Owasco Flats Nature Reserve is sponsoring a special event at the Auburn Theatre, located at 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY on November 9th at 7:30 pm.  The film is called "Saving Lake Ontario- A Quest for Knowledge and Hope" by Susan Gateley.  After the film we will have an open discussion and Q&A.  This event is free, however donations are welcome.