Sunday, August 21, 2016

Special Meeting on Thursday August 25th

Owasco Watershed Lake Association
Special Meeting        
Thursday - August 25, 2016 
Auburn Public Theater at 8 Exchange Street
From 7:00- 8:30 PM
Agenda:

Welcome Members and Guests
Call to Order
 
Focused Meeting on Harmful Algae Blooms (HAB)
Telecommunications Conference with Dr. Rebecca Gorney of NYSDEC
 
A. Dr. Gorney (NYSDEC) will present a state-wide overview of the HAB issue, participating from Albany. Owasco Lake Watershed Inspector Tim Schneider will be attending and will offer a local perspective on the HAB circumstances in Owasco Lake, based on this year's sampling results.
 
B. Ad Hoc Notification Group Update-Peter Rogers will describe the current efforts to enhance presentation of information about HAB's in Owasco Lake. This focus is a part of the group's efforts to improve notification of all troubling issues identified through monitoring of the lake and watershed.
 
C. The Stream Identification/Information Program - Watershed Specialist Drew Snell, OLWIP will make an exciting announcement about the status of this new program.
 
There will be no OWLA business meeting at this special focus session. August minutes and financial reports will be approved at the regular September 7th OWLA meeting.
 
Adjourn


Monday, August 1, 2016

NEW DATE AND LOCATION August meeting

The OWLA August meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25, from 7 to 8:30 at the Auburn Public Theater at 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, New York 13021.

The August 25 meeting will include a focus on the Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) issue, with Dr. Rebecca Gorney of NYSDEC.  Dr. Gorney will teleconference in to the meeting from Albany. Owasco Lake Inspector Tim Schneider  will also be attending and will offer a local perspective on the HAB circumstances in Owasco Lake. A short business meeting will also occur, time permitting.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

OWLA Meeting May 4, 2016

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting
May 4, 2016
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM

DRAFT Agenda
Welcome Members and Guests
 
Call to Order
 
I.        Roll Call Sheet
II.      Approval of April 6, 2016 Minutes - Gilda Brower
III.    Financial Report - Jeff Trescot
 
IV.    Committee Report
            A.  OWLA's Testing for 2016 - Ken Kudla
            B.  Ad Hoc Notification Group Update - Peter Rogers
            C.  Cove Captains Update - Linda Vitale, Jean Cannizzo
            D.  Communications - Carolyn Hiza
                    1. Newspaper Articles - Nancy Hart
            E.  Report on Strategic Planning - Bob Brower, Kerry McElroy
            F.  Membership - Rosemarie Romano

V.      Updates
              A.  HAB Testing with DEC Scott Kishbaugh - Bob Brower
              B.  Lake Day- June 22, 2016 - Rick Nelson
              C.  The ASK - Bob Brower
              D.  Owasco Lake Management Plan Report Card - Jim Beckwith
                    1. Health Department Notification - Jim Beckwith
 
VI.      Old Business 
                  Lake Levels - Jim Beckwith
 
VII.    New Business
                  Report on NYSFOLA Conference -             
VIII.  Wrap-up (next meeting; assignments; agenda planning items)
Adjourn

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

OWLA meeting Wednesday April 6th - 7pm

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting
April 6, 2016 
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM
Draft Agenda

Welcome Members and Guests
Call to Order

Topic: The Land Value Landscape 2015
Introduction: Community Mapping Program Bob Brower, CEO, I.A.G.T. and
RACNE, and David Carr, Principal, Resource Interpretations
Introduction and Background of Ashleigh's Project
Presenter:  Ashleigh Grossos, Intern at I.A.G.T.

I.      Roll Call Sheet
II.    Approval of March 2, 2016 Minutes - Gilda Brower
III.    Financial Report - Jeff Trescot

IV.    Committee Report

            A.  Ad Hock Notification Group Update - Peter Rogers
                  1. Cove Captains Update - Peter Rogers
            B. Communications - Carolyn Hiza
                  1. News Paper Articles - Nancy Hart
            C.  Report on Strategic Planning - Bob Brower
         
V.      Updates

              A.  Summary of March to Lake Day 2016 - Rick Nelson
              B.  Lake Day- June 22, 2016 - Rick Nelson
              C.  Nominating Committee Report - Ann Robson

VI.      Old Business
   
VII.    New Business
              A. Report from Consultant - Kerry McElroy, Jim Beckwith            
VIII.  Wrap-up (next meeting; assignments; agenda planning items)

Adjourn

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

OWLA Meeting - Wed. March 2nd, 7pm

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting
March 2, 2016 
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM

Draft Agenda

Welcome Members and Guests

Call to Order

Topic: The Land Value Landscape 2015 
Introduction: Community Mapping Program Bob Brower, CEO of I.A.G.T. and David Carr, Principal, Resource Interpretations, Introduction and Background of Ashleigh's Project
Presenter: Ashleigh Grossos, Student Intern at I.A.G.T.

I. Roll Call Sheet
II. Approval of February 3, 2016 Minutes - Gilda Brower
III. Financial Report - Jeff Trescot
IV. Committee Report
A. Ad Hoc Notification Group Update - Peter Rogers
1. HAB Brochure - Peter Rogers
B. Draft CAFO Permit Update - Rick Nelson
1. Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance - Bob Brower
C. Communications - Carolyn Hiza
1. OWLA Social Media Update - Crystina Brooks
2. Newspaper articles - Nancy Hart
D. Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council - Jim Beckwith
E. Water Testing/Monitoring - Ken Kudla; Drew Snell
F. Membership Update - Rosemarie Romano
G. Water Quality Management Group - Bob Brower
H. Strategic Planning Update- Bob Brower
I. Report on Fundraiser - Jim Beckwith
V. Updates
A. March to Lake Day 2016 - Rick Nelson
B. Lake Day - Rick Nelson
C. The ASK - Bob Brower, Dana Hall, Rick Nelson,
Peter Rogers, Ken Kudla
VI. Old Business
VII. New Business
VIII. Wrap-up (next meeting; assignments; agenda planning items)
Adjourn

PLEASE NOTE: Two upcoming OWLA events:

MARCH TO LAKE DAY: Saturday, March 5, from 9 am - 12 Noon
Information at: www.owla.org

STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION: 
Saturday, February 27, at 9 am at Springside Inn

Saturday, January 30, 2016

OWLA meeting, February 3rd - 7pm

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting 
February 3, 2016 
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM
Draft Agenda
Welcome Members and Guests

Call to Order
I. Roll Call Sheet
II. Approval of January 6, 2016 Minutes - Gilda Brower
III. Financial Report - Jeff Trescot
IV. Committee Reports
A. Draft CAFO permit (Released on 12/23/15 comment only until
February 7, 2016) - Rick Nelson
1. Letter from OWLA to DEC
2. Letter in response from NYSFOLA (New York State Federation
of Lake Associations (250 groups mostly in eastern NYS)
3. WQMA's Resolution to the Cayuga County Legislators Passed
- Bob Brower
4. City of Auburn Resolution - Rick Nelson, Jim Beckwith
B. Ad Hoc Notification Group - Peter Rogers, Jean Canizzo,
Linda Vitale, Bill Phillips, Kerry McElroy, Tim Schneider Drew Snell,
Ken Kudla, Dave Carr, John Bisgrove
C. Communications - Carolyn Hiza
D. Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council - Ken Kudla
1. Owasco Lake Management Plan - Jim Beckwith
E. Water Testing/Monitoring - Ken Kudla; Drew Snell
F. Strategic Planning Update- Bob Brower
G. Membership Update - Rosemarie Romano
1. Cove Captains; Watershed Kit - Jean Canizzo; Linda Vitale
H. Water Quality Management Agency- Bob Brower
I. Finger Lakes Region Watershed Alliance Bob Brower

V. Old Business
A. March to Lake Day 2016 - Rick Nelson
B. Lake Day - Rick Nelson
VI. New Business
VII. Wrap-up (next meeting; assignments; agenda planning items)

Adjourn

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

OWLA Meeting Wednesday Jan. 6th - 7pm

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM

DRAFT Agenda

Welcome Members and Guests

Call to Order

Topic: Countywide Forum on Manure Runoff in our Watersheds

Introduction: Mike Didio, Forum Cofounder, with Keith Batman; both County Legislators

Presenter: Nick Colas, an analyst from the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development and the reports editor and facilitator for this important project.

I. Roll Call Sheet
II. Approval of December 2, 2015, Minutes - Gilda Brower
III. Financial Report - Jeff Trescot
IV. Committee Report
A. Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council - Jim Beckwith
1. Owasco Lake Management Plan - Jim Beckwith
B. Water Testing/Monitoring - Ken Kudla, Drew Snell
C. Strategic Planning Update- Bob Brower
D. Membership Update - Rosemarie Romano
1. Cove Captains; Watershed Kit - Jean Canizzo; Linda Vitale
E. Notification Group - Jean Canizzo, Bob Brower, Linda Vitale
Notification Committee/ Troubling Lake Level notification
F. Water Quality Management Group - Bob Brower
V. Old Business
A. March to Lake Day 2016 - Rick Nelson
B. Lake Day - Rick Nelson
C. Todd Walters- Survey Update
VI. New Business
A. Harmful Blue-Green Algal Blooms Brochure
B. Other
VII. Wrap-up (next meeting; assignments; agenda planning items)

Adjourn

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Monday, November 23, 2015

OWLA Meeting - Wednesday, December 2

  Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting       
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM

Agenda
Welcome Members and Guests
 
Call to Order
   
I.        Roll Call Sheet
II.      Approval of November 4, 2015 Minutes - Gilda Brower
III.    Financial Report - Jeff Trescot 
IV.    Committee Reports             
            A.  Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council - Jim Beckwith
                  1. Owasco Lake Management Plan - Jim Beckwith; Bob Brower
            B.  Communication - Carolyn Hiza
            C.  Water Testing/Monitoring - Ken Kudla; Drew Snell
            D.  Strategic Planning Update- Bob Brower
            E.  Membership Update - Rosemarie Romano
                  1. Cove Captains; Watershed Kit - Jean Canizzo; Linda Vitale
            F.  Ad Hoc Notification Group - Jean Canizzo; Bob Brower; Linda Vitale

V.      Old Business 
              A.  March to Lake Day 2016 - Bob Brower
              B.  Lake Day - Rick Nelson
              C. Whole Farms Best - Practices - Ken Kudla
              D.  Cayuga County Budget - Jim Beckwith
 
VI.    New Business
              A.  Manure Management Working Group - Jim Beckwith
              B.  Owasco Yacht Club; Cayuga County Sportsman's Club - Jim Beckwith
              C.  Other
VII.  Wrap-up (next meeting; assignments; agenda planning items)
 
Adjourn

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Come see the Owasco Flats Nature Reserve - Sunday Nov. 29th

You are invited to come take a walk with some of the Owasco Flats Nature Reserve (OFNR) Board members.  We would like to meet you in person and show you what your membership means to us and the Reserve.

We’re taking a hike!  Come join us on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 1:30pm to hike the Owasco Flats 1.6 mile loop trail at the Owasco Flats Nature Reserve.  Several board members will be there to meet you and talk about improvements that were made at the Owasco Flats over the past few years.  Rain date is December 5th.

Directions:  From Moravia, go approximately 3.5 miles up Route 38 (west lake road). From Auburn, take Route 38 about 18 miles to Cascade and the parking area and kiosk is on your left. We will meet at the Route 38 parking area (at the kiosk) at 1:15 pm.   The walk takes about an hour.

The trail takes you on the old Lehigh Valley Railroad track, along the Owasco Inlet north up to Owasco Lake and back to the railroad track.  The trail is flat, and can be muddy this time of year, so wear your boots.  Donuts and cider will be provided at the picnic table, which is located to the left of the parking lot, immediately after our walk.  If you are not interested in taking a hike, you are welcome to meet us for refreshments around 2:30 pm.  We hope to see you there!

Best regards, 
  
Sandie Doran
President of the OFNR, Inc.