Become a Member of OWLA

OWLA is a volunteer group made up of citizens like you!

Owasco Lake is Vitally Important to EVERYONE

Owasco Lake is not only an excellent recreation spot for swimming, water-skiing, and boating and fishing, it also provides drinking water to over 44,000 residents and businesses in Auburn, Owasco and other communities in Cayuga County!

We need you!

The Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) is a growing group of concerned citizens and volunteers on a mission to restore the health of Owasco Lake.  

Our capacity to act is entirely dependent on our active membership base.
The larger our base, the louder our voice as we ‘turn up the volume’ regarding issues affecting our lake and its watershed!! 


Help us fight for the health of Owasco Lake today and going forward by becoming a member. 


Annual Membership

As an OWLA member you will receive meeting and event reminders, timely project updates, and important water quality information. And you are invited to attend monthly OWLA Members Meetings held the first Wednesday of each month. Your membership fee will help fund shovels-in-the-ground improvement projects, education and outreach programs and water quality initiatives; all targeted at improving Owasco Lake and its watershed. As a member you are welcome to participate in any of the Committees supporting OWLA initiatives and work side-by-side with other OWLA members and our partners. And your membership fee is tax deductible.


Annual memberships are automatically renewed subscriptions and are available at multiple levels:
Student – $5
Single – $25
Family – $50
Sentinel – $100
Guardian – $250
Defender – $500
Champion – $1000

OWLA is:

Our voice that helps keep Owasco Lake in the forefront for the fight to keep our water safe. 


OWLA is:

Working with state agencies on impactful projects. 



OWLA is:

Volunteers who get into stuff


OWLA is:

Working on water quality for today and tomorrow.




OWLA is:

Working for EVERYONE in our watershed.


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.