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November 2020

OWLA Monthly Meeting – Bruce Natale Guest Presenter

November 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) is pleased to announce that Bruce Natale has agreed to be the speaker at our November 4 Public Forum. These informational meetings are open to all via Zoom. They begin at 7 pm and last about an hour.Bruce will have retired as of the end of October after 31 years of public service. His November 4 presentation will focus on his contributions toward the rescue of the Owasco Flats, the large area extending immediately…

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December 2020

OWLA Monthly Meeting – Ongoing Volunteer Projects

December 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Holidays are Upon Us... ...so grab a beverage and  let us tell you about some of OWLA’s ongoing work!You’ll hear about our volunteers taking on: What we’re doing to help reduce sediment erosion from the watershed’s roadside ditches; Our efforts to save the all important hemlocks in the watershed ravines and gorges; Increasing our membership to have a "louder voice"; The simple chore of keeping the shoreline clean; Why revising the Watershed rules and regulations really matters to you…

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January 2021

OWLA Monthly Meeting – Dr. Paul Torrisi

January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Happy New Year! The OWLA public forum on January 6 will welcome Dr. Paul Torrisi, President of the Skaneateles Lake Association. Dr. Torrisi, a retired ophthalmologist/retinal surgeon, has led the SLA for eleven years.  His presentation starting at 7 pm on Zoom will highlight the SLA’s ongoing aggressive prevention and control of aquatic invasive species, watershed projects to reduce erosion runoff into the lake, and applied research to advance understanding of the causes of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the…

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February 2021

OWLA Monthly Meeting – Dr. Neil Murphy

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The OWLA public forum on February 3 will welcome Dr. Neil Murphy.  Dr. Murphy will highlight his career, discuss the 20 years of experience he and his wife have with storm runoff buffers on land they lease to a crop farmer, and talk about some of his advanced technologies and passions including developing and demonstrating solutions to destroy Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and their microcystin toxin. As a reminder, Neil served as the third president of SUNY ESF for 13 years and…

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March 2021

2021 Bob Brower Owasco Lake Scientific Symposium In “Plain English”

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

  Sediment and Nutrient ReductionEffects on Water Quality in Owasco Lake March 6, 2021, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM via ZoomPre-register to participate remotely by clicking the Register Now button below. Presenters: Status of Owasco Lake 2020; Dr. John Halfman, Professor ofEnvironmental Studies, Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges Aquatic Invasive Species and Owasco Lake: Present and Future; Catherine McGlynn, Aquatic Species Coordinator, New York State Department of Conservation If We Lose the Hemlocks, We Lose the…

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