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

OWLA Executive Officers and Board Members as of June 2, 2021

Current 2020 – 2022 OWLA Executive Officers’ Term
President  -Dana Hall
President Elect  -Ann Robson (this slot is currently vacant)
Treasurer  -Sue Gatto
Recording Secretary  -Eileen Barry (to fill my term as I move to President Elect)

Board of Directors by 3-year term
2019 – 2022
-Jim Beckwith   –Sam Giacona   –Kim Mills  -Crystina Brooks
-Dana Hall   –Linda Vitale   –David Carr*   –Nancy Hart
2020 – 2023
-Eileen Barry    –Ken Kudla    –Peter Rogers    –Gilda Brower
-Rick Nelson   –Meg Vanek
2021 – 2024
-Sue Gatto   –Julie Lockhart    –Ann Robson
-Gary Finch*    –Ken Post     –Carl Weber*

• David Carr is on the ballot to fill a one-year term vacancy.
• Gary Finch is seeking his first 3-year term on the OWLA Board of Directors.
• Carl Weber is seeking his first 3-year term on the OWLA Board of Directors.

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.