OUR PROGRAMS AND ONGOING EFFORTS

Lake Friendly Living

To learn more about Lake Friendly Living, and the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council's involvement in The Lake Friendly Living Coalition of the Finger Lakes, please utilize the following link:

For Reporting Water Quality Concerns:

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Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

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Owasco Lake Watershed Rules and Regulations 

Project Update

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The Owasco Lake Watershed Rules and Regulations (WRR) Update Project is an important water quality initiative being undertaken by the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council. 

The project goal is to update and revise the 1984 Owasco Lake Watershed Rules and Regulations, through a thoughtful and engaged public participation process resulting in effective and equitable watershed regulations that will help to improve, protect and preserve water quality within Owasco Lake and it’s 208 square mile watershed for the benefit of current and future generations
 

NYS Department of Health-- State Consensus Project Updates:

7.19.22 Monthly Owasco WRR Update for OLWMC

8.16.22 Monthly Owasco WRR Update for OLWMC

9.20.2022 Monthly Owasco WRR Update for OLWMC

10.18.2022 Monthly Owasco WRR Update for OLWMC

11.15.2022 Monthly Owasco WRR Update for OLWMC

Community Project Highlights

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The October 23, 2021 planting event attracted community involvement and volunteerism for beautifying Emerson Park and demonstrated a recommended practice for capturing runoff and settling sediments.  Raingardens are considered ‘green infrastructure’ practices.  Green infrastructure is a recommended strategy within multiple watershed and lake management plans.  100 selected native and wet-tolerant plants were planted in a 500 ft2 area.  The OLWMC thanks its project partners, including the Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA), Cayuga County Parks and Trails, Wegmans Food Markets, and the community volunteers that committed their time and assistance.