Monday, April 21, 2014

May OWLA Meeting

OWLA Meeting - May Meeting Notice

Members and Guests Invited

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
7 pm at Springside Inn
6141 West Lake Road,Auburn

Guest Speakers:
Bruce Natale, P.D.,
Environmental Engineer, Cayuga County
“Update on the Sediment/Phosphorus Project at Owasco Flats”

Anthony DeCaro, Chief Operator Water Purification Plant,City of Auburn
“Owasco Lake Levels”

Business Meeting:
Report on Watershed/Lake Protection Presentation to Auburn City Council

Report on manure spreading
on frozen ground

Lake Day 2014 Update

Other reports and updates on OWLA activities and events

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ongoing manure spreading issue on west side of Owasco Lake

There are many pressures to the water quality of Owasco Lake. One significant issue is the late winter, early spring spreading of large amounts of manure on land near the lake. This is not a new issue. OWLA members have tried to get attention brought to these practices several times in the last 3 years. This is a growing problem all around NY state and needs the attention of the NYSDEC and our local, state and federal officials. It's time to change some practices that are being done by large farm operations in this state. Many other states have enacted legislation to prevent these types of activities during late winter. Hopefully our local leaders and the Leadership of OWLA will lead the charge to get the DEC to enforce present laws as well as enact some better legislation to prevent the type of pollution that takes places under adverse weather conditions.

The Auburn Citizen had a good article on the topic in today's paper. See the article here: