Past Conferences

Selected Presentations from Past Conferences

2018 Conference – Protecting Lakes for 35 Years

Water Quality Monitoring

Aquatic Invaisve Species Management

Lake Ecology – Beyond Aquatic Plants 

Harmful Algal Blooms

Citizen Scientists – Stewards for NY Lakes

Hydrilla: You Need to Know this Plant!

Lake Association Management

Nutrient Loading

Emergency Preparedness

Onsite Waste Water Issues

Managing our Lakes and Watersheds

Protecting Lake George

2017 Conference – Lake Ecology and Human Impacts

Developing and Implementing a Septic Inspection Program – Eric Murdock, Onsite Engineering

NY Not-for-Profits – What are the Rules?

Board Basics – Carrie Pollak
SEQRA – Wendy Marsh
Gone Fishing

Fish Population Responses in Oneida Lake – Randy Jackson
Fisheries and Food web at Sleepy Hollow Lake – Michael Martin
Grass Carp for Aquatic Invasive Plants – Bill Harman
Enhancing your fishing experience – Lance Dellavechia
Dam Safety in NY

Watershed Management

Lake George Data Atlas – Kristen Wilde
Restoration Plan for Lake Hoptacong – Fred Lubnow
Good Lakes with bad HABits – David Matthews
Updates on the DEC HABs Program – Rebecca Gorney
Diet for a small lake

Nuisance & Invasive Species

Citizen Science

Role of EPA – Anahita Williamson
AIS searches: shoreline search & blocking zebra mussels – Janet Andersen
Finding the bad stuff – challenges – Scott Kishbaugh
Sampling Streams and Rivers – Alene Onion
Project, Permits, and Problems

Dilution & Sediment Monitoring Requirements – Glenn Sullivan
Management of lakes with cyanotoxins – Fred Lubnow
When Lakes and Lakeshores are Wetlands – Dean Long
Lake Management Strategies


Noise Pollution – Rebecca Schneider
Association Membership – Linda Vitale

Lower Hudson Lakes Conference 2016
Thank you to all of the attendees at the Lower Hudson Regional Conference on July 22, 2016 at the Sedgewood Club on the shore of China Pond in Kent, NY. We had a record turnout of 110 attendees who braved the heat, humidity, and lack of air conditioning to learn about their lakes and to network with other lake users.

The agenda and links to the presentations are below.

Welcome & Introduction – Janet Andersen, NYSFOLA Board of Directors
Reslilient shorelines: adapting to climate change– Lisa Borre, Cary Institute
Introduction to HABs – Greg Boyer, SUNY ESF
Hydrilla Hunt – Cathy McGlynn
Hydrilla Search in the Croton and Hudson – Chris Doyle, CLM
Shoreline Search for AIS – Janet Andersen
Aquatic Plant ID Workship – Chris Doyle, CLM – Chris displayed a selection of native and invasive plants, and identified some plant brought by attendees.

2015 Conference – “Celebrating Citizen Science”

CSLAP – not just an acronym – Scott Kishbaugh, NYSDEC
Making Sense of CSLAP reports – Scott Kishbaugh, NYSDEC
What did we learn in 2014? – Scott Kishbaugh, NYSDEC
Harmful algal Blooms: Blue Green Stuff – Dr. Gregory Boyer, SUNY ESF
What’s new in the 2014 CSLAP Reports – Janet Andersen
Biomonitoring and CSLAP – AJ Smith
Priority Waterbody List and CSLAP – Jeff Morris & Sarah Rickard
Online Data Entry – Lou Feeney
CSLAP Wrap Up and Thanks – Scott Kishbaugh
Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Workshop

Legislation and Regulations
AIS: Indetification, Impact, Prevention, and Control
How to start a Watercraft INspection Program
Current Program Models
What Anglers and Boaters Know and Still Need to Hear
Standardized Watercraft Inspection Data Collection
Open Datakit as an Online Database Storage Option
Diet for a Small Lake

New 2015 Lake Law for Lake Associations

Invasive Plants – Monitoring and Management

Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring in NY

An introduction to harmful algal blooms – Dr. Gregory Boyer
What we’ve learned about HABS in NYS – Scott Kishbaugh
HABS Surveillance Monitoring – The Honeoye Example – Scott Kishbauh & Teryl Gronwall
HABS Monitoring – Test Kits or Lab Data – Dr. Gregory Boyer
Lake Management Plans for NYSFOLA Lakes

A Potpourri of Lake Related Issues

Dam Safety

Sustainability and Your Lake Association

Sustainable Management to Buffer Impacts of Climate Change – Rebecca Schneider
Protecting Drinking Water via pesticide regulation – Steve Pacenka
Saving our lakes one home at a time – Nicole Cadwell

2014 Conference – “Celebrating Lake Stewardship”

Invasive Species

Invasive Species in NYS – Moving the Transport Law Forward and New Regulatory Incentives – Leslie Supenant
Political Action for an Invasive Species Transport Bill – Peter Bauer
Why we Need This – The Finger Lakes Boat Steward Program – Dr. Lisa Cleckner
A Researcher’s Perspective – The Challenge of Controlling Zebra Mussels – Dan Molloy
Fragment Viability and Rootlet Formation In Eurasian Watermilfoil after Desiccation – Dr. Celia Evans
The Black List: Where the bad plants are found: Scott Kishbaugh
Lake Owner Rights and Floating Objects – Richard Stafanski
Dam Safety in NYS – How are we doing?

Complying wtih Dam Safety Regulations: The Sleepy Hollow Lake Story – Laurel Mann
Case Studies in Hazard Class Reductions – Gregory Daviero
Small is Beautiful? State of Dams and Management Implications for the Future – Sri Vedachalam, Cornell University Water Resources Institute
Diet for a Small Lake: An Introduction to Lake Ecology and Lake Management

Diet for a Small Lake: An Introduction to Lake Ecology and Lake Management – Dr. Willard Harman and the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station staff.
Lake and Watershed Management Toolbox

The Role of Wetlands in Reducing Pollutant Loading to Lakes: Dr. Fred Lubnow, Princeton Hydro, LLC
Aeration: A Key Tool in Aquatic System Restoration and Management, Patric Goodwin, Aquatic Systems, Inc.
Utilizing GIS for Watershed Protection and Management, Robert Brower, CEO, Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology
iMap Invasives Workshop/Training

We refer you to:
Citizens Statewide Lake Asessement Program Training
Managing our Lake Resources: Policy and Action for Lake Stewards
New York’s 100,000 gpd Water Withdrawal Regulations: Just Red Tape? Or a Real Safeguard to NY Lakes? Dr. Rebecca Schneider, NYSFOLA BOD, Cornell University Dept. of Natural Resources
Lake George Shoreland Protection Program: Protective Water Quality at the Edge – Kristen Rohne, Lake George Association
2013 Conference – “Managing Lakes in a Changing World”

Homeowner Education Workshops on Wastewater Management in Two Lakeshore Communities -by Amy Galford, Extension Associate-Water Quality, Cornell University.
Managing Eurasian Watermilfoil at Tuxedo Lake, NY – by Chris Doyle, Allied Biological Inc.
Melody Lake Dan Repairs – by Bob Rosati, Melody Lake and FOLA director
2012 Conference – “After the Storm”

Hydrology of Tropical Storms Irene & Lee – by Britt E. Westergard, National Weather Service, Albany, NY.
Dealing with Climate Change: a Recipe for Lemonade – by Rebecca Schneider, NYSFOLA Board of Directors, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources
Emergency Preparedness at Your Lake- by Theresa Mayhew, NYSFOLA Board of Directors, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Columbia County
Why Prepare? – Extension Disaster Network
Make a Plan – Extension Disaster Network
Get a Kit – Extension Disaster Network
Be Informed and Get Involved – Extenstion Disaster Network
Topics in Lake Management

Using Mapping Techniques to Support Lake Management Activities – by Chris Doyle, Allied Biological, Inc.
Looking at Watershed Planning from Both Sides of the Table – by Don Kretchmer, AECOM, Wentworth Lake Association, NH
Combatting Aquatic Invasive Species in NYS

Brazilian Elodea Eradication Program on Lake Waccabuc – Janet Andersen, NYSFOLA Board of Directors, Three Lakes Council
Combatting Hydrilla in Cayuga Inlet – Angel Dybas, Tompkins County Soil & Water Conservation District
CSLAP – Whats New for 2012?

What We’ve Learned from CSLAP Through 2011 – Scott Kishbaugh, NYS DEC
Protocol Update: Keeping Nancy, Scott, and the Folks at UFI Happy!
CSLAP ( and Other Great Stuff) Now on the DEC Web Site – This is a link directly to the CSLAP page on DEC’s website rather than to the references Scott made to it in his talk.