Tuesday, October 30, 2012

OWLA strategic planning event

OWLA Strategic Vision and Development of Action Plan for 2013-2016

Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Road Auburn
Saturday, November 10, 2012
9 am – 12 noon

You are invited to join the Board of Directors of OWLA for a Saturday morning session to engage in a series of conversations about what we can do together to protect and restore Owasco Lake and its watershed.
Everyone is encouraged to participate and to attend all or any parts of the sessions. 
 Goals and Objectives of the Meeting:

Affirm OWLA History, Vision, Mission, and Values 
Agree on Strategic Plan Long Term Vision of Restoring Owasco Lake and its watershed
Development of Action Plan 2013-2016 
Identify key goals, partners, and strategies to improve the Owasco Lake and its watershed 
Forge agreements on next steps to complete and start OWLA Action Plan by January 2013 

For the full agenda and details of the meeting,

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Household Hazardous Waste Day - Oct. 27th

Household Hazardous Waste
Drop-Off Event

October 27, 2012

This fall Cayuga County's Household Hazardous Waste Day provides all City of Auburn and Cayuga County residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste in a safe manner. Proper disposal protects human health, our community and the environment.

Date, Time and Registration:
Saturday, October 27, 2012.

This event is FREE! But everyone Must Register with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County. Please call 315-255-1183.

Acceptable Household Hazardous Wastes Include:

Products containing chemicals
Oil based paints, oil based stains
Turpentine, paint thinners, brush cleaners
Pesticides (weed killers, insect sprays, fungicides)
Mercury thermometers and barometers
Liquid mercury (quick silver)
Fluorescent tubes and bulbs (contains mercury)
Compact fluorescent bulbs (contains mercury)
Liquid driveway sealer
Household cleaners
Gas/oil, oil/water, gas/water mixtures
Pool chemicals
Photograph developing chemicals
Propane tanks
Look for warnings on labels such as danger, caution, toxic, flammable, corrosive, and reactive. These are hazardous materials that can cause water pollution and human injuries if they are poured on the ground, down the drain, or placed in the trash.

Small freon appliances will also be accepted for FREE, with a 40 pound weight limit.

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