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)
FREE aquatic invasive species identification training and CRISP watershed steward training
provided by the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) and the SUNY-Oneonta
Biological Field Station is set for May 27th 2016 9:00am-4:30pm. If you are someone who lives around or enjoys spending time in a small
lake or pond, then consider volunteering to be a Watershed Steward which may be a perfect fit
for you! CRISP is looking for individuals to donate a few hours of their time at local lake and
river boat launches and access points on weekends throughout the summer season from June
Find out more here.
Boat Wash available in Springfield. Randy Stocking has agreed to provide requests for
boat washing at the Springfield Car Wash on Route 20. Boat owners should call 607-254-9016 or 607-434-3556. Somone will meet the boat owner at the car wash and they will wash the boat, trailer and vehicle with 160°F water which will kill all known aquatic invasive species that are threatening the local lakes.
Rainbow smelt see resurgence in Otsego Lake..
The Otsego County Conservation Association received more than $129,000 in grant funds to help combat aquatic invasive species in Canadarago and Otsego lakes. Learn more here.
Plans for the 2016 annual meetings are coming along nicely. This years meeting will be at the Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate in Springfield on Saturday August 13th 2016. Learn more here.