Thursday, May 30, 2013

Check out the OWLA Strategic Action Plan

The OWLA board of directors has been working very hard on a multi-year Strategic Action Plan.

"The strategic action plan is designed to be a “work in progress”, a draft based on our organization’s vision and mission.  It is also a capacity building document; we invite all community members and organizational partners to join with us in working together to contribute to the development and implementation of this plan."

Please take a minute to give the plan a look and feel free to comment or ask questions. OWLA asks you send along those questions or comments to You can also add comments on this the COMMENTS tab below. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lake Day - only a month away!

Don't forget! 

Owasco Lake Day 2013 is Wednesday, June 26 from 3 - 7 pm

Emerson Park and Pavilion

Speakers at the Pavilion (4:30 pm):

Bill Graney, Chair, Owasco Lake Management Council
Council Accomplishments and Goals

John Lawler, Weedsport Science Teacher
 Using the Watershed for Education

Karl Czymmek, Cornell Sr Ext Assoc, Nutrient Management
Agriculture and the Watershed

Hilary Lambert, Ph.D
Watershed Citizen Science and Invasive Species

John Halfman, Ph.D
Status of the Lake

Resource Fair
Family and Kids Activities
Pontoon Boat Rides
Food Available

Free Admission and Parking

NOTE: Volunteers for Lake Day are needed. If you are interested in helping, please call Rick Nelson at 315-729-3823

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lake Conference Report

NY Federation of Lake Associations (NYFOLA) held their 30th Annual Membership Meeting and Conference; “Managing Lakes in a Changing World”.

OWLA Board members Jim Beckwith and Bob Brower attended the Annual Conference of the NY Federation of Lake Association. The conference was held at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY, on May 3 and 4.

 Learn more about the conference and read the report at :

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Electronics Recycling event

Local agencies are sponsoring an Electronics Recycling event on Saturday May 18th.

Spring Electronics Recycling Event

Saturday May 18th 9:00-2:00

Cayuga Onondaga BOCES 1879 West Genesee Street Rd Auburn
It’s time for the annual spring electronics recycling event! On Saturday May 18th load up your old or broken electronics and drive over to the Cayuga Onondaga BOCES at 1879 West Genesee Street Rd in Auburn. Our crews will unload your vehicles for you and take your electronics be recycled. We use a company based out of Rochester NY, so your electronics will be recycled locally in the US!

                We take almost any electronic device you can think of, some examples are:

Computer equipment
Fluorescent light bulbs
Video game systems
Propane tanks
Freon appliances (50 pound limit)
Button Cell, lithium and rechargeable batteries
Cell phones
And any other electronic items!
If you have very large items or are not sure if an item can be recycled at this event, please call (315) 255-1183 or e-mail

This event is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, Cayuga County Solid Waste Management Program Office, Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development and hosted by the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES. 

Funding for the event is provided by Cayuga County and Nucor Steel-Auburn.

Learn more at the Cayuga County Recycling web-site:

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Golf to Benefit OWLA

Cayuga County Association of REALTORS

Annual Charity Golf Tournament

To benefit OWLA and
Neighborhood House of Auburn.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Dutch Hollow Country Club, Owasco N.Y.

more information here: