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)

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 OWLA  Meeting Notice


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Springside Inn at 7:00 pm


For draft agenda:
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OWLA petition "Joseph Martens: New York State DEC:  Prohibit the application of liquid manure on frozen and/or snow-covered soils."

Please help by adding your name to the petition and by passing it on to your contacts.

You can read and sign the petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/joseph-martens-new-york-state-dec-prohibit-the-application-of-liquid-manure-on-frozen-and-or-snow-covered-soils?recruiter=169926899&utm_sourc e=share_petition&utm_medium=email& utm_campaign=share_email_responsi ve

Strategic Action Plan
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March to Lake Day

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9 am-12:30 pm

Symposium and Workshop

The Bisgrove Theatre

Cayuga Community College

197 Franklin Street

Auburn NY, 13021


Dr. John Halfman of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges will present a description of the condition of Owasco Lake, based on new data collected in 2014, and compare its condition to the other Finger Lakes.

Dr. Greg Boyer, Director Great Lakes Research Consortium, Professor of Biochemistry and Chair, Department of Chemistry SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will present an overview of the relationship between phosphorus levels and algae blooms, including attention to cyanobacteria.

Dr. Elizabeth Moran of EcoLogic will present an overview of her current efforts to update the Owasco Lake Management Plan (2000). She and colleagues will also help Interactive breakout groups discuss and provide input to this work.

Update on Enhanced Watershed Action Program “The Ask”

(letter writing campaign to NYS Representatives)


Free and open to the public.

These events are Co-sponsored by Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA), Cayuga Community College, Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT), Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency (WQMA), and the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Letter Writing Campaign
supporting OWLA NYS Funding Request:
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For contact info for representatives, click here

For Brief Budget Summary, click here

For Information Sheet, click here