NYSFOLA Webinar Series in Collaboration with the Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center

Insurance Coverage for Nonprofit Lake Associations

Thursday June 4th, 2020  10:00AM – 11:00AM

Nonprofits provide a variety of services to our communities.  Understanding the risk associated with providing a service and choosing the right liability insurance to protect your nonprofit is not always easy.  This workshop will walk attendees through the various types of liability insurance your nonprofit might need, and why you may (or may not) need it.

Presenter:  Brian Martin, Licensed Account Representative, Council Services Plus, a subsidiary of NYS Council of Nonprofits, Inc.

Watch the recording of this webinarhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM_N1-bHQVo&feature=youtu.be


Conflict Management for Organizations

Thursday June 18th, 2020 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Does your organization experience conflicts over how to manage resources or make decisions?  Learn from a Syracuse University expert to develop awareness and skills in order to transform conflict into opportunity.

This webinar will feature Catherine Gerard, Director of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (ParCC) at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citzenship and Public Finance.

Watch the recording of this webinar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mwNF_qIU_o


An Introduction to Lake Ecosystems:  A New York State Perspective

Thursday July 9th, 2020  10:00AM – 11:00AM

New York State is blessed with a diverse array of nearly 8,000 lake ecosystems, ranging from unnamed small lakes and ponds to some of the largest lakes on Earth.  These ecosystems provide a wide range of services, including recreation, aesthetics, water supply, and habitat for aquatic organisms.  This webinar will provide an overview of lake science and water quality management from the perspective of New York’s lakes.  Topics will include temperature stratification, harmful algal blooms, aquatic invasive species, lake food webs, and relationships between land use and water quality.

One of our most popular annual conference sessions goes virtual thanks to Dr. David Matthews, Director, Upstate Freshwater Institute; David Andrews, Research Scientist, Upstate Freshwater Institute; and Monical Matt, Research Scientist, Upstate Freshwater Institute

This is a great opportunity for lake association members to understand more about their lake and watershed.

Be the 50th or 100th person to register and win a free hardcover edition of “Diet for a Small Lake”!

Watch the recording of this webinar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXN6vfA1RxM&feature=share


Working with Local Government to Improve Lakes and Communities

Thursday July 23, 2020 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Learn from two long-time experts  about the experiences of towns and lake associations working together through zoning, land use planning, and water quality issues.

Senior Project Manager- Aquatics Chris Mikolajczyk from Princeton Hydro LLC will give a talk entitled:   ” A regional based approach to the management of the Lakes of the Borough of Ringwood” and discuss how the Borough of Ringwood is situated in the heart of the New Jersey Highlands (which provides drinking water to millions of New Jersey residents) and is home to several public and private lakes that sit within the Ramapo Mountains. In order to take an active role in the management of these natural resources within multiple watersheds, the Borough of Ringwood is the first municipality in the state of New Jersey to take a regional approach to private lake management through a public-private partnership (PPP) with four lake associations.

NYSFOLA Board Member, Town of Nelson, NY Supervisor and member of the Eatonbrook Lake Association and Madison County Federation of Lake Associations Jim Cunningham will be talking about the role of local government in lake management using his decades of experience and examples from Madison County, NY.

To watch the recording of this webinar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJTgDRhuvds


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