Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 2017 Algae Blooms on Owasco

Algae Update: Sept. 30, 2017 excerpt from the Auburn Citizen:

Latest test results released by the Cayuga County Health Department show the highest levels of harmful algal bloom toxins entering the city of Auburn's water treatment plant this season.

After the Owasco Lake water flowed through the city's toxin treatment system and the filtration plant, no toxins were detected in the drinking water.

According to the health department's website, 0.25 micrograms per liter of microcystin, a kind of liver toxin present in some harmful algal blooms, was detected in the raw lake water from samples collected Wednesday. The last time toxins were detected in the raw water, levels were 0.18 and 0.16 micrograms per liter on Aug. 31 and Sept. 18, respectively.

All of those detections are below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's level of concern for vulnerable populations — 0.3 micrograms per liter over 10 days.

The town of Owasco continues to show no toxins detected in both the drinking water and the untreated water.

link to 2017 Owasco Watershed Inspection HAB testing results: http://www.owascoinspection.org/2017-hab-program


Recent Algae bloom pictures (from Auburn Citizen)


Friday, September 29, 2017

OWLA meeting, Wednesday 10/4/17, 7pm

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting Oct. 4, 2017
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM
Agenda

Welcome Members and Guests!

Remember to put water away now.

A SPECIAL PRESENTATION

7:00 PM  "Nutrient Management on Dairy Farms"
William Jones, Business Development Manager,
Venture Creations, RIT's Technology Business Incubator
related story link: http://auburnpub.com/news/local/how-an-rit-startup-could-help-remove-thousands-of-pounds/article_f70b9172-034b-5c3a-8795-fef38f43a6ed.html

7:30 PM Call to Order
1. Roll Call Sheet
2. Approval of August 6, 2017 Minutes - Gilda Brower
3. President's Report
4. Committee Reports
a. Treasurer's Report and Budget - Jeff Trescot and Peter Rogers:
b. The Ask - Bob Brower
i. A Brief Overview of the Sept 23 Cyanobacteria bloom
ii. The QAPP Status
c. Citizen Science- Julie Lockhart and Dana Hall
d. Membership - Rosemarie Romano and Linda Vitale
e. The New Watershed Rules and Regulations-Ken Post
f. Lake Day - The Great Race-Rick Nelson
g. Strategy and Messaging Committee-Nancy Hart and Ken Kudla
i. Increasing OWLA's Growth::The Strategic Messaging Project Status

8:15 PM
5. Old Business
a. WOTUS Letter...Dana Hall
6. New Business

8:30PM
7. Adjourn

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

OWLA meeting - Wed. August 9th

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting
August 9th, 2017
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM

Agenda

Welcome Members and Guests!
Remember to put water away now.
7PM Call to Order
1. Roll Call Sheet
2. Approval of July 5th, 2017 Minutes - Gilda Brower
3. President’s Report
7:20 PM
4. Committee Reports
a. Treasurer’s Report and Budget – Jeff Trescot and Peter Rogers:
b. The Ask – Bob Brower
i. Tributary QAPP Progress Budget
ii. Riparian Project Status
c. Citizen Science- Ken Kudla and Julie Lockhart
d. Membership - Rosemarie Romano
e. Fund Development- Dana Hall
f. The New Watershed Rules and Regulations-Ken Post

8:00PM
5. Old Business
a. Lake Day – Rick Nelson
6. New Business
a. Increasing OWLA’s growth even more, A New Strategic Marketing Proposal
8:30PM
7. Adjourn

Saturday, April 1, 2017

OWLA Meeting - Wed. April 5th, 2017

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting
April 5th, 2017
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM

Draft Agenda

Welcome Members and Guests!


7PM  Call to Order
1. Roll Call Sheet
2. Approval of March 2017 Minutes - Gilda Brower
3. President's Report
a. Committee Organization and Members
b. New Volunteer Opportunities
c. Changes in Staffing (Program Coordinator)

7:15PM
4. Committee Reports
a. Treasurer's Report and Budget - Jeff Trescot and Peter Rogers
b. 2015-16 Ask - Bob Brower
c. Strategy and Messaging- Nancy Hart
d. Citizen Science- Ken Kudla and Julie Lockhart
e. Lake Level- Jim Beckwith
f. Nominations- Ann Robson
g. Lake Day - Rick Nelson (Nancy Hart)
h. Membership - Rosemarie Romano
i. Fund Development- Dana Hall

8:15PM
5. Old Business
a. Owasco Flats- Nancy Hart

6. New Business

8:30PM Adjourn


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

OWLA Meeting, Wednesday 3/1/17

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting
Wednesday,  March 1, 2017
Springside Inn at 7:00 pm
  
Draft Agenda
  
Welcome Members and Guests
  
  
7 PM Call to Order
  
Special Program: "Recent Owasco Lake Research and Interesting Findings"; Dr. Todd Walter, Cornell University, Director NY State Water Resource Institute (WRI) will discuss work focused primarily on small, previously unstudied intermittent streams.
  
"Q and A"
  
1.      Roll Call Sheet
2.      Approval of February, 2017 Minutes - Gilda Brower
3.      Financial Report - none
4.      President's Report
  
7:30 PM
  
5.      Committee Reports
a.       Ask - Bob Brower
b.      Lake Day - Rick Nelson
c.       Lake Levels- Jim Beckwith
  
7:55 PM
  
6.      Old Business 
a.       Membership - Rosemarie Romano
 
7.      New Business 
a.       CADDIS Dana Hall
  
8:30 PM Adjourn 
  
  
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

OWLA Meeting - 12/7/16

 Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting

December 7, 2016
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM
Draft Agenda
Welcome Members and Guests
 
Call to Order:
 
7:00PM Presentation: Andy Zepp; Executive Director
                              Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT)
 
Andy will provide an overview of FLLT's Conservation Strategy for the Finger Lakes. The report proposes $100 million in funding recommendations to address the "Top 10" water quality issues faced by all of the Finger Lakes. Andy also hopes to collect additional information from OWLA members.
 
 
7:30PM
I.        Roll Call Sheet
II.      Approval of October, 2016 Minutes - Gilda Brower
III.    Financial Report - Jeff Trescot
IV      President's Report  (Strategic Planning for 2017; The Sluiceway at Emerson Park; SON)
 
7:50PM
V.    Committee Reports
A. OWLA's Testing for 2016 - Ken Kudla
B. Ad Hoc Notification Group Update - Peter Rogers
C. Fox Toyota Watershed Projects - Rick Nelson
 
8:20PM          
VI.      Old Business
            D.  Communications - Carolyn Hiza
            E.  Membership - Rosemarie Romano
F. CAFO Permit Update Dana Hall
 
VII.    New Business  
8:30 PM Adjourn
 
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

OWLA meeting on Wednesday 11/2

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting        
Wednesday November 2, 2016 
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM
Draft Agenda
Welcome Members and Guests

Call to Order:

I.        Roll Call Sheet
II.      Approval of October, 2016 Minutes - Gilda Brower
III.    Financial Report - Jeff Trescot
IV      President's Report

V.    Committee Reports

A. OWLA's Testing for 2016 - Ken Kudla
B. Ad Hoc Notification Group Update - Peter Rogers
C. Fox Toyota Watershed Projects - Rick Nelson
           
VI.      Old Business

            D.  The Sluiceway at Emerson Park
            E.  Communications - Carolyn Hiza
            F.  Membership - Rosemarie Romano
G. CAFO Permit Update - Dana Hall

VII.    New Business
 
8:30 PM Adjourn



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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Discuss Owasco Water Quality on TV


On Tuesday, October 18th the guests on "Inside Government with Guy Cosentino" will be the City of Auburn's Director of Municipal Utilities, Seth Jensen and the Owasco Watershed Lake Association's current President, Robert Brower and immediate past president, James Beckwith who will discuss the recent issue of Blue Algae in Owasco Lake and its impact on the Lake and local drinking water supplies.

The show airs at 7 PM on Time Warner 12 on Tuesday and at 8 PM on Thursday the 20th and will replay on Time Warner's 12 & 98 and FIOS Verizon Channel 31 on Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd at 5:00 PM from the Auburn Regional Media Access (ARMA).

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Drinking water tests improving!


The Auburn citizen is reporting today that the latest results from Thursday, Oct. 6 samples of water from the town of Owasco and city of Auburn's treatment plant showed no detectable levels of blue-green algae toxins. This is very good news after several days of rising levels of toxins found in testing.

Read more at:
http://auburnpub.com/news/local/auburn-owasco-thursday-water-samples-detect-no-algal-toxins/article_287fd88e-45e4-5881-b94e-5f8074b3e49b.html