Friday, July 22, 2011

Owasco Lake Day - August 7th

4th Annual - Owasco Lake Day
Sunday August 7, 2011
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Emerson Park

"A Family Day at the Park"

Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency
Owasco Watershed Lake Association

Free Admission
Free Parking*
Free Pontoon Boat Rides (at the boat launch)
Free Swimming
Fire/ Rescue Boat Demos - 2-3pm (in front of the main bathing beach)
Sheriff's Boat display - 3-4pm (at the boat launch)
Picnic Food Available** (on the porch)

Tentative Schedule of Programs at the Pavilion:
12:30 pm Opening Ceremonies:
NY State, Cayuga County and City of Auburn Officials - opening words by NY State Senator Mike Nozzolio
1:30 pm Judy Wright, American Farmland Trust
2:30 pm John D. Halfman, Ph.D.
Finger Lakes Institute
3:30 pm TBA

Resource Fair (displays by various local groups and agencies):
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

* Free parking if attending Lake Day, but you must notify person at the park gate that you are attending the Lake Day celebration.

** The Springside Inn will serve picnic food on the porch of the Pavilion.
The menu will include hot dogs, hamburgs, sausage with peppers and onions, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, baked beans, and bottled water.

Contact us with questions at: 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lake Day Planning Meeting on Saturday 7/23

Dear OWLA members and friends,
A reminder: a very important Lake Day Meeting will be held  on Saturday, July 23, at 9 am at Emerson Park.
Lake Day is only about 2 weeks away, and we need your help in firming up plans for this important event.
We need many members to help on Lake Day, and we also need people to help with distribution of posters.
Posters (full page and half page) are available at the Lake Day meeting or at Auburn Document Centre, 74 Genesee Street (Phoenix Bldg) from 8:30 am - 6 pm Monday - Friday (closed weekends).
Please be there on Saturday, July 23, at 9 am.

See you there on Saturday!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Weeds, Weeds, Weeds....

It is amazing how fast the weeds have come upon us this year. Many areas around the lake are experiencing record setting weed growth, along with more varieties. The Cayuga County Soil and Water district weed harvester has been on Owasco Lake the last 2 weeks and will be heading for Cayuga Lake at the end of this week. They hope to be back on Owasco in late August for a follow up cutting.

In discussion with the weed harvester operator, he did have a few requests for lakeside owners. It would be a big help if more people would mark their water lines and other under water accessories so they can be easily seen and avoided by the weed cutter bar. Not only is your water line or other object damaged, but the weed cutter can also be damaged. Since the county has only one weed harvester, any downtime for repairs cuts into the weed team's progress in controlling weeds on our lake.

Learn more about weeds at the following links: