NYSFOLA Webinar Series in Collaboration with Syracuse University

Thanks to the the Syracuse University Center for Environmental Finance, NYSFOLA members will have the opportunity to participate in our new webinar series featuring several topics of importance to our members.

Insurance for Nonprofit Lake Associations – Thursday June 4th from 10AM – 11AM:
Our featured speaker will be Brian Martin, Licensed Account Representative with Council Services Plus. The mission of Council Services Plus is to provide quality service, comprehensive coverage, and competitively priced insurance and employee benefits to nonprofits and related organizations in a manner that strengthens the work of the New York Council of Nonprofits and the nonprofit community.  To register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7789028738801403406

Conflict Management for Organizations – Thursday June 18th from 10AM – 11AM:
This webinar will feature Catherine Gerard, Director of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (ParCC) at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Finance.  To register:

An Introduction to Lake Ecosystems:  A New York State Perspective – Thursday July 9th from 10AM – 11AM

Presenters:  Dr. David Matthews, Director, Monica Matt, Research Scientist and David Andrews, Research Scientist – Upstate Freshwater Institute, Syracuse, NY.

New York State is blessed with a diverse array of nearly 8,000 lake ecosystems, ranging from unnamed small lakes and ponds to some of the largest lakes on Earth.  These ecosystems provide a wide range of services, including recreation, aesthetics, water supply, and habitat for aquatic organisms.  This webinar will provide an overview of lake science and water quality management of New York’s lakes. Topics will include temperature stratification, harmful algal blooms, aquatic invasive species, lake food webs, and relationships between land use and water quality.


Working with Local Government to Improve Lakes and Communities – Thursday July 23 from 10:00AM – 11AM:
Princeton Hydro, LLC’s Senior Project Manager in Aquatics Chris Mikolajczyk will present “A Regional Based Approach to the Management of Lakes in the Borough of Ringwood, NJ”.  The Borough of Ringwood is situated in the heart of the New Jersey Highlands (which provides drinking water to millions of New Jersey residents) and is home to several public and private lakes that sit within the Ramapo Mountains.  In order to take an active role in the management of these natural resources, within multiple watersheds, the Borough of Ringwood is the first municipality in the state of New Jersey to take a regional approach to private lake management through a public-private partnership with four lake associations.

NYSFOLA Board Member, Town of Nelson NY Supervisor, and Eatonbrook Lake Association member Jim Cunningham will be talking about the role of local government in lake management using recent experiences and examples from Madison County, NY.  To register: