Friday, January 18, 2013

February OWLA Meeting

The February OWLA Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7 pm
at the Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Road, Auburn

The public is invited.

Owasco Lake . . . OWN IT !

Owasco Lake . . . OWN IT ! is a conference focused on the current condition of Owasco Lake and efforts to reduce phosphorus loading.

Where and When:

Saturday, March 9, 2013
9am- 12:30 pm
Bisgrove Theater
Cayuga Community College
199 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY 13021


John Halfman
Professor Dept of Geoscience & Environmental      Studies Program
Finger Lakes Institute Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies
Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Todd Walter
Associate Professor
Biological and Environmental Engineering Dept
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
The conference is free, but registration is requested to reserve your place and to receive updates.To register by phone or for more information call:  315-252-8669

This conference is a companion event to Owasco Lake Day 2013, to be held at Emerson Park, on the shores of Owasco Lake, on June 26, 2013.

Event sponsors:
Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA)
Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT)
Cayuga Community College (CCC)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Owasco Lake gets funding for management plan update

The 2012 Regional Economic Development Council Awards were presented in December by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council, as the five-county group received one of two "top performer" awards and $93.8 million in funding for 73 projects.

Cayuga County received $1,973,500 for eight projects. One significant project, was a $75,000 grant for Cayuga County to develop an updated Owasco Lake Watershed Management Plan. The last plan, was done in in 2001 and was overdue for an update. 

Look forward to more information on the update of this plan in early 2013.