Adirondack Lakes Alliance Lake & River Association Symposium

The Adirondack Lakes Alliance will be holding their annual Lake and River Symposium on Thursday August 1st at Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, NY.  The theme of this year’s symposium is “Preparing for Challenges:  Tools, Resources & Coordination.” For more information, visit

Interactions in the Watershed – 1st NYSFOLA CNY Regional Conference

Friday August 16, 2019 8:30am – 4:30pm   – The Lodge at Welch Allyn, 4355 State Street RD, Skaneateles Falls, NY     This unique conference is organized by NYSFOLA, the Cortland-Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations (C-OFOKLA) and the Madison County Federation of Lake Associations (MCFOLA). Our objective is to […]

NYS Funding for Water Quality Projects (Through July 26th)

Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Open Governor Cuomo has announced Round IX of the Regional Economic Development Councilinitiative, officially kicking off the 2019 competition for more than $750 million in state economic development resources. Applications are being accepted through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) until 4 p.m. on July, 26, 2019. Multiple workshops on grant programs offered through the CFA are being held […]

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:

DEC Issues 2017 Finger Lakes Water Quality Report

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Finger Lakes Watershed Hub has released its 2017 Finger Lakes Water Quality Report: Summary of Historic Finger Lakes Data and the 2017 Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program “The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program’s (CSLAP’s) expansion into the Finger Lakes was […]

Western Regional Meeting

The 24th Annual Western Regional Meeting of NYSFOLA will be held on Saturday October 20th at the Silver Lake Golf Clubhouse in Perry, NY.   Honeoye Lake Inlet and Loon Lake Wetlands Restoration Projects Cornell University and Finger Lakes Community College Climate Change study on Honeoye Lake HABs in Western NY – Updates on Chautauqua, Conesus […]

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 […]