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.

2015 Owasco Lake Water Sampling Data

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Next OWLA Meeting

Wednesday, May 4
Springside Inn, 7 pm

Agenda: Click Here

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Save the Date:

Owasco Lake Day: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

OWLA At Work

New CAFO Permits

Comments to the NYS DEC in response to proposed new draft general permits for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)
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Impaired Waters Status

Letter from Cayuga County Health Department to NYS DEC requesting the Owasco Lake be added to the list of Impaired Waters
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Letter From OWLA to NYS DEC re Owasco Lake re Owasco Lake be added to list of Impaired Waters
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March to Lake Day Presentations

John Halfman, Finger Lakes Institute

Owasco Lake/Watershed Water Quality
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Scott Kisbaugh, NYS DEC

Harmful Algal Blooms Surveillance Program
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Hilary Mosher, Finger Lakes Institute Prism

Invasive Species Management for Owasco Lake
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Slate For Election of OWLA Board and Executive Board

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Election to be held at Annual Membership Meeting June 1