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.

Julie Lockhart, President (2020), Outreach and Education Committee
Ken Kudla, President Emeritus (2020), Strategy & Messaging Committee
Suzanne Gatto, Treasurer (2020), Budget Committee
Ann Robson (2021), Secretary, Nominating Committee
Rick Nelson (2020), Outreach & Education Committee
Dana Hall (2022), Citizen Science Committee
Peter Rogers (2020), Assistant Treasurer, Citizen Science Committees
Nancy Hart (2022), Steering & Outreach Committees
Ken Post (2021), Owasco Lake Watershed Rules & Regulations Representative
Crystina Brooks (2022), Outreach & Education Committee
Kim Mills (2022), Fundraising Committee
Bill Phillips (2022), Citizen Science Committee
Linda Vitale (2022), Membership & Fundraising Committee
Jim Beckwith (2022), Fundraising Committee
Sam Giacona (2022), Attorney
Gilda Brower (2020)

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.