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!

DEC Asks for Help Reporting Cladaphora in the Great Lakes

Cladaphora is a type of stringy (filamentous) algae that grows on rocks, wood, logs and other hard underwater surfaces in freshwater ecosystems, including the Great Lakes basin  If you spot this time of stringy algae along New York’s Great Lakes beaches and shorelines, including Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River or the St. Lawrence […]

25th Annual NYSFOLA Western Regional Meeting

October 19,2019  10AM to 3PM Registration is now closed.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Cuba, NY on the 19th. Moonwinks Restaurant  9302 Jackson Hill RD  Cuba, NY 14727   10AM – Welcome, Donald Cook, President 10:10AM – “The Occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms in New York State Lakes:  Findings from a Statewide Citizen Science […]

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 […]