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OWLA Monthly Meeting
September 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Attention OWLA Members and Concerned Citizens:
OWLA Members and Concerned Citizens: To continue to do our part to protect everyone’s health and safety we will be holding the OWLA meeting set for Wednesday, September 2 by Zoom teleconference.
On the evening of September 2, the Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) will welcome a presentation by behavioral science company, Evidn. Founded in Brisbane, Australia, Evidn specializes in the application of behavioral science to create evidence-based solutions for delivering behavioral change at scale; especially in the context of sustainability and agri-environmental challenges. Said simply, Evidn works with groups to bring about change at scale. Evidn’s flagship project was the Cane Changer project, one of Australia’s largest environmental behavior change initiatives working to improve water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef. The project contributed to a 440% increase in the uptake of best management practices among sugar cane farmers along the coast of Queensland.
Evidn is beginning to work with farmers in the Owasco Lake Watershed in consultation with The Nature Conservancy, a not-for-profit working throughout New York to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends (nature.org). The Our Owasco project is working to increase the percentage of farmland in the Owasco Watershed implementing soil health best management practices (BMP). Adopting soil health BMPs can benefit the profitability and productivity of farms by reducing inputs, building crop resilience to weather extremes, and improving overall crop health. Building healthy soils can also produce significant positive environmental outcomes including less erosion and runoff, improved downstream water quality, and sequestration of carbon. Please join this meeting by clicking on the join zoom meeting link below shortly before 7 pm on September 2. Your questions and discussion will be welcomed.
Zoom Meeting Link
Please use this link to access the meeting on the OWLA website Events page and click the “Register Now” button to join the meeting.