Call for Abstracts – 37th NYSFOLA Annual Conference “Restoring Our Watersheds”

May 1-2, 2020   Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center, Lake George, NY The New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. is returning to Lake George for our 37th annual conference. The conference is entitled ‘Restoring Our Watersheds’ and will draw a diverse audience of lakeside property owners, lake management professionals, researchers, policy makers, […]

Great Lakes Action Agenda Work Group Meetings Nov 12-15

NYS DEC’s Great Lakes Program invites you to attend an upcoming work group meeting to connect with local partners and learn how you and/or your organization can join us in protecting and restoring our Great Lakes land and waters.  Four meetings will be held throughout the region: Northeast Lake Ontario:  Tuesday, November 12th – West […]

NYS DEC Seeks Input on Pesticide Regulation Updates

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently contacted NYSFOLA to discuss proposed revisions to Article 15 of the Environmental Conservation Law.  Specifically, NYSFOLA members’ input is being solicited for proposed changes to Parts 327, 328, and 329 dealing with aquatic pesticides. If your lake association has been through the permitting and pesticide […]

Thank you to our 2019 CSLAP Volunteers

NYSFOLA and NYS DEC would like to extend a special thank you to the 375 individuals who participated in the 2019 Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program. They collected 8 rounds of samples on 176 sites at 156 lakes across the state. See you next year!

NY iMAPInvasives 3.0

NY iMAPInvasives is set to launch iMAP 3.0! Here’s the latest information from Since its launch in 2010, iMapInvasives has provided users with powerful data management tool for invasive species work.   The next generation of iMapInvasives will be launching in April 2019.  The new system will be an online cloud-based invasive species management system […]

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Source Water Buffer Funding Available (Through January 2020)

  A total of $5,000,000 in funds are available through the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Source Water Buffer Program for the purchase of conservation easements on agricultural lands that support, expand or enhance water quality protection of active public drinking water sources including but not limited to aquifers, watersheds, reservoirs, lakes, rivers, and streams. Program funds will […]

39th NALMS International Symposium

North American Lake Management Society 39th International Symposium: “Watershed Moments: Harnessing Data, Science & Local Knowledge to Protect Lakes” November 11-15, 2019 Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Williston RD, Burlington, VT For more information:

HAB Action Plans Released

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the release of 12 tailored action plans to address the causes of harmful algal blooms in priority waterbodies across upstate New York. The action plans outline specific projects and programs to be implemented at priority lakes and also identify actions that can be taken at waterbodies statewide to reduce the threat of HABs. These plans […]