Saturday, November 27, 2010

County to seek help to protect Owasco Lake

On Tuesday night, OWLA President Joe Wasileski presented the Cayuga County Legislator with a 600 signature petition asking for help in protecting Owasco Lake. Joe detailed some of the issues that are impacting the lakes water quality. In the end, the legislator did vote to apply for a $750,000 grant to help reduce phosphorus and sediment loading in the Owasco Flats.

link to the Auburn Citizen article covering the meeting on Tuesday Nov. 23, 2010:

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Presentation of our Owasco Lake Petition to Cayuga County Legislator - 11/23

Please join Joe Wasileski, Jeff Trescott, and Terry Lattimore in presenting OWLA's (600)  member petition at the Cayuga County Legislature meeting on Tuesday November 23rd at 6 PM, on the 6th floor of The Cayuga County Office Bldg.
OWLA would like as many of you as possible to come and support us. Anyone is free to take your turn and speak about Owasco Lake. If you plan to speak, please contact Joe Wasileski (, so we can organize the groups effort.  We need to show the legislator that this community cares about Owasco Lake, so a large turnout would be NICE!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Formation of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council.

From Joe Wasileski - OWLA President:

Our OWLA December meeting will be held on Tuesday December 7th - 7pm at Emerson Park pavilion--in conjunction with the Town of Owasco, the City of Auburn and the Cayuga County Legislature's meetings. Other elected officials from surrounding townships around the Lake, will also be present. The purpose of the meeting will be the grand unvieling and ratification of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council. This is the plan and proposal, that OWLA has spearheaded, and we have been working on for the last 12 months. I have been attending meetings, formulating the plan  on a bi-weekly basis for the last 7 months. It is a Big Deal and unprecedented to say the least. Owasco Lake has it's problems, but this is a GIANT step to aid our efforts, and at last hold others accountable for determing it's future well being!!!

Stay tuned for more information on the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council in upcoming blog posts.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

More information on recently identified Invasive's in Owasco Lake

The Auburn Citizen had an article Friday with more information on recently identified Invasive's found in Owasco Lake. The article quoted folks from the Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency stating that the Asian clams and blue green algae in the lake may be related. Read the whole story at:

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