Owasco Watershed Lake Association

“Speak on behalf of the lake for she cannot speak for herself.” ~ Unknown

WE ARE OWLA (Owasco Watershed Lake Association!)

The Owasco Watershed Lake Association is a 501 C-3 not-for-profit corporation founded to educate the public on the environmental management, preservation, wise use, and appreciation of Owasco Lake and its watershed. We are a citizen-based association that promotes cooperation and leadership in the comprehensive management of land use, water quality, recreation, agriculture and a host of other issues as they pertain to Owasco Lake and its watershed.

What Does OWLA Do?

Owasco Lake provides the residents of Auburn, Cayuga County, and surrounding communities with drinking water, recreation, and wildlife habitat. For many, Owasco Lake is a place to commune with nature.

Protecting Owasco Lake is essential to the maintenance of our community character and the improvement of our economic future. The Owasco Watershed Lake Association recognizes this and has joined together to draw attention to the value and importance of Owasco Lake.

Preserve & Protect

OWLA has identified testing and prevention technologies that can help detect and deter HAB’s

Research

OWLA provides volunteers and funding to support numerous projects

News & Events

Find out about OWLA in the news.

Upcoming Events

OWLA Monthly Meeting

Join us on the 1st Wednesday of every month as we meet with the Board and Invited guests. Keep update on the progress that OWLA is making in the fight to keep Owasco Lake clean and healthy.

HAB Monitoring and Testing on Owasco Lake

Announcing the 2018 Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Notification Page for Owasco Lake. The OWLA volunteer team’s HAB testing and results will be updated weekly.

Announcing the Robert N. Brower Memorial Honorarium

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and advocate for the lake and the environment, Bob Brower.

Please consider contributing to the fund to honor Bob’s memory.

What Can YOU Do?

Be Informed

Research

Become Involved

Preserve & Protect

Make a Donation

Individual and Corporate

What can you do to HELP?

Protecting Owasco Lake is essential to the maintenance of our community character and the improvement of our economic future. We encourage everyone to help the Owasco Watershed Lake Association personally and/or financially. By this commitment you will help keep Owasco Lake clean and safe.