2021 Annual Conference

“Freshwater Ecosystems:  Learning to Coexist”

In fairness to our members who paid registration and joined us for the conference, we did not record it.  However, the PowerPoint presentations are now available.

Thank you to our 2021 conference sponsors!

Products and services offered by commercial sponsors are not necessarily endorsed by the NYSFOLA Board of Directors and staff but are offered as a service to attendees.  You are encouraged to seek references and contact permitting agencies before purchasing.

We thank the Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center for hosting our conference and for their valuable insight on technical format and programming.

Syracuse University Environmental Finance Centerhttps://efc.syr.edu/–  The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center (Syracuse EFC) facilitates the development of sustainable and resilient communities throughout US EPA Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and eight tribal nations), across the US, and internationally.

Located at the Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions (CSCS), Syracuse EFC enhances the administrative and financial capacities of state and local government officials, nonprofit organizations, and private sectors to make change toward improved environmental infrastructure and quality of life.


Aquarius Systemshttp://www.aquarius-systems.com/ – At Aquarius Systems, our goal is to make waterways usable and enjoyable. Aquatic weed harvesters, trash skimmer boats, amphibious excavators, aquatic weed cutters and a variety of support equipment will help reclaim lakes, rivers and reservoirs from the unwanted vegetation and floating debris that negatively impact recreation and navigation.


Clean Waters Consulting, LLC – Dr. Stephen Souza, Owner of Clean Waters Consulting, LLC, provides educational outreach and consulting lake management services.  “Here is to the continued success of NYSFOLA”.  SJSouza.CWC@gmail.com


In-Situ, Inc.https://in-situ.com/us/ – In-Situ monitoring equipment and software works together to make it easier and more cost effective to collect, access and manage the data you need. Let us customize a solution that works for you.


Northeast Aquatic Research, LLChttps://northeastaquaticresearch.net/ – Northeast Aquatic Research (NEAR) is a professional limnological research and lake management company with over thirty years of experience studying lake systems. Our mission is to provide objective scientific evaluation of lake condition for long-term understanding and management. We work directly with homeowners, lake associations, municipalities, and state agencies to develop management strategies for each individual lake we study. We oversee ongoing water quality monitoring and aquatic plant management efforts in lakes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.


Pond and Lake Connection https://thepondconnection.com/

The Pond and Lake Connection is full service Aquatic Management Company located in Brookfield, Connecticut. We have been helping customers in the northeast for over 25 years. We service clients in the New York Tristate area. Our markets served are residential, commercial, golf course, municipalities and lake associations.


Princeton Hydro, LLCprincetonhydro.com – Princeton Hydro was formed in 1998 with the specific mission of providing integrated ecological and engineering consulting services. Offering expertise in natural resource management, water resources engineering, geotechnical design & investigation, and regulatory compliance, our staff provides a full suite of services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. We take great pride in producing high-quality products, which is achieved by our highly skilled staff. Our capabilities are reflected in our  award-winning projects that consistently produce real-world, cost-effective solutions.


SOLitude Lake Managementhttps://www.solitudelakemanagement.com/ is dedicated to making water a more healthy and beautiful part of our world. In that pursuit, SOLitude offers sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty, preserve natural resources and reduce our environmental footprint.

SonicSolutions Algae Control, LLChttps://www.sonicsolutionsllc.com/ – Whether it is a water feature on a golf course, reservoirs for recreational use or drinking water or commercial fisheries, ultrasound technology provides a chemical-free alternative to managing algae.