Tuesday, March 26, 2013

OWLA meeting Wed. April 3rd

             April OWLA Meeting
  Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7 pm at Springside Inn

 Guest Speaker: 

 Doug Kierst, Executive Director of the CC Soil and Water Conservation District

- Business meeting will be following the guest speaker.

 Note: Please take the new OWLA survey and check the environmental film info at:                      www.owla.org

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Finger Lakes Fisheries Meetings

State officials conducted two public meetings this week to discuss the "State of the Finger Lakes."

Fisheries scientists from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation discussed the fisheries of Cayuga, Owasco, Skaneateles and Otisco Lakes. These four lakes comprise more than 60,000 acres. NYSDEC says the estimated value of their fisheries exceeds $8.9 million. The meetings were held at Bass Pro Shops in Auburn and at the Groton High School in Groton.

The DEC says the Finger Lakes and their tributaries support a variety of trout and salmon, bass, walleye, yellow perch, and panfish. DEC biologists gave updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries, warmwater fish, regulations, lamprey control, and the Angler Diary Program.

Read more in the Syracuse.com article here: http://blog.syracuse.com/outdoors/2013/03/finger_lakes_fisheries_healthy.html

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Forum examines Owasco Lake issues

The Owasco Lake - OWN IT ! conference examined the current condition and ways to improve water quality in Owasco lake on Saturday. The conference was held at the Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College. Two of the speakers were Professer John Halfman of Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY and Todd Walter of Cornell university.

The event was sponsored by the Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA), the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT) and
Cayuga Community College (CCC).