Photo credit: Scottie Baker of Natúra Productions.

Welcome to the Otsego Lake Association

Our Mission

The Mission of the Otsego Lake Association is to support and further the implementation of the "Plan for the Management of the Otsego Lake Watershed" issued in 2002.  (updated 2007)

Recent News

March 30th, 2014.

OCCA announces Otsego Lakes Festival.

The seventh Otsego Lakes Festival will be held this year on Saturday, July 12 at Lakefront Park in Cooperstown from noon to 5 p.m. Organized under the aegis of the Otsego County Water Quality Coordinating Committee, the Lakes Festival offers residents and visitors alike a day full of fun and festivities celebrating our lakes - educational exhibits, children's activities, hands-on workshops and lake tours will all focus on the importance of protecting our waterways and ensuring water quality throughout our region. OCCA Executive Director Darla M. Youngs serves as WQCC facilitator and on the Lakes Festival Planning Committee. To make a financial contribution toward the Lakes Festival, or to register as an exhibitor or vendor, please contact Youngs at or (607) 547-4488.

February 8th, 2014.

Board of Directors meeting. The agenda was packed full of excitement for 2014.
Read the minutes here. We welcomed three new members to the board.
Michael Richtsmeier, Director for the Town of Middlefield.
Bob Sutherland, Director for the Town of Springfield.
Kiyoko Yokota, Technical Advisor.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting
Otsego Lakes Festival
Earth Festival at the Milford Central School
Otsego Lake Boat Parade
Invasive Species Boat Stewardship Training
Buffer Strip Maintenance