Monday, September 29, 2008

OWLA Meeting, Wed. October 1st

OWLA BOD Meeting, Wed. October 1, 2008 - at the Point at 7PM.

The Point is the old Sand Beach Church near the traffic circle in Fleming.

The public is invited!


1. Presentation- environmental concerns in farm operation - Dirk Young - Twin Birch Farms
2. Farm management plans - Ron Podolak - chief - Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District
3. Discussion -Terry Lattimore - moderator
4. Farm Tour - Twin Birch - Sign Up
5. Old Business
a. Housekeeping
b. Committee reports
c. Membership drive
d. Corporate Drive - Stas Kott
e. Groton update
6. November meeting - Sandie Duran Owasco Flatts
7. December meeting - Tale of Two Lakes - discussion - Bob Brower and "OWN" - Owasco Watershed Network.
8. January - no meeting (unless emergency)

Hey Guys! Big Joe Here!!

Please come to this meeting, and ask a friend or two to come. It could turn out to be a great start to a relationship, with the farming community!
This is only the beginning, but a JUMPSTART none the less.
BE THERE!!! I am counting on YOU!
Thanks !
Joe Wasileski - President

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Watershed Conference - Oct. 21st

Oneida Lake Watershed Conference

Tuesday October 21st - Lake Shore Yacht & Country Club, Cicero, NY

Municipal officials, agency representatives, nonprofit organizations, teachers, and community leaders are encouraged to attend. The event will provide an excellent opportunity to hear about local and statewide programs, to strengthen regional partnerships, and to discuss priorities for the lake and its watershed. Topics on this year's agenda include economic influences and ecosystem indicators, natural variability and trends in sediment transport, flooding and lake level management, wastewater infrastructure, the influence of global climate change on local weather patterns, and watershed education initiatives for local schools.

For more information, contact:
Anne B. Saltman, Senior Planner
CNY Regional Planning and Development Board
100 Clinton Square
126 North Salina Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 422-8276 ext

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fish Derby Oct.4th - Cancelled!

The OWLA Fishing Derby set for Sat. October 4th on Owasco Lake has been cancelled!

We regret to announce that arrangements for this fishing derby did not work out.

Thanks to everyone who worked to arrange or supported this project.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Househould Hazardous Waste Event Sat., October 4, 2008

Upcoming Hazardous Waste Collection:

CCE of Cayuga County has a long history of coordinating successful hazardous waste collections for a variety of audiences. Since the first event took place in 1996 over 1300 households, farmers, small businesses and schools have participated and more than 134,000 pounds of hazardous materials have been collected and disposed of properly. Several more hazardous materials collections are currently being planned.
For more information on hazardous materials in your home, visit Cayuga County's hazardous waste website or contact our office.

Househould Hazardous Waste Event Sat., October 4, 2008
at the County House Road Complex in Sennett.

* Pre-Registration is needed for this event. Call CCE at 315-255-1183 for more information.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Reminder - Owasco Watershed Viewer Training - 9/17/08

Owasco Watershed Viewer Training

The Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT) will be holding the next training session for the Owasco Watershed Viewer on September 17, 2008 at 7 pm in the GIS Lab at Cayuga Community College in Auburn. The training and software are free. The session will take about an hour and will cover the proper use of the included data, installation of the Viewer and its operation.IAGT developed the Owasco Watershed Viewer to give watershed stewards, local officials and others a new way to view and understand the Owasco Watershed. The notion is that this will lead to a more holistic view and understanding of issues affecting the health of the lake and watershed, and in turn better informed decisions can be made.The viewer runs on most PC's and features a 3D view of the terrain as well as common base layers and watershed data that can be turned on and off as needed. The application does not require an Internet connection, but there is a web based version available.

If you're interested in attending (or have questions) please RSVP to David Carr, IAGT - 315-283-9421 or 315-252-8669; We are limited to about 15 people at a time for training, but would love to schedule additional training sessions if needed, so please spread the word!