About Us

The Owasco Watershed Lake Association exists to protect Owasco Lake. We are a citizen-based, 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in 1988. Our guardianship extends beyond the lake basin across 208 square miles of watershed, the land area where every drop of falling, flowing water eventually reaches Owasco Lake.

If you care about the lake, we want to connect with you!


We are the voice for Owasco Lake and the Watershed, and will actively engage in an ongoing process for coordinating, documenting, and tracking all of the strategies and activities that are designed to restore our watershed and improve water quality for both drinking and full recreational use of Owasco Lake and its watershed.

We work to protect Owasco Lake by:

  • Monitoring water quality in the lake and surrounding streams and assisting partners with mitigation projects
  • Actively seeking financial support to fund critical programs and projects
  • Providing outreach to the community so people know that their everyday actions can help protect the lake

Board of Directors

Board Members serve a three-year term, ending in the year shown.

Ken Kudla, President (2019), Strategy & Messaging Committee
Julie Lockhart, President-Elect (2019), Citizen Science Committee
Jim Beckwith, President Emeritus (2019), Lake Level Committee
Jeff Trescot, Treasurer (2019), Budget Committee
Ann Robson (2021), Secretary Nominating Committee
Rick Nelson (2020), Events Committee
Dana Hall (2019), Citizen Science Committee
Peter Rogers (2020), Budget, Citizen Science Committees
Nancy Hart (2019), Steering & Outreach Committees
Ken Post (2021), Owasco Lake Watershed Rules & Regulations Representative
Sam Giacona (2019), Attorney
Gilda Brower (2020)
Suzanne Gatto (2021)
Mike Didio (2019)

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.