The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network is a community organization with citizens, businesses, associations, and local governments from throughout the Cayuga Lake Watershed. Members protect and improve the ecological health and overall beauty of the watershed, which supports thriving and prosperous communities.

Located in the Finger Lakes Region of central New York, the watershed is comprised of three counties with lake shoreline (Cayuga, Seneca and Tompkins) and four counties (Cortland, Ontario, Schuyler, and Tioga) in the uplands of the watershed.


History & Mission

Founded in 1997, today the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network offers two free conferences for the public annually on water issues of concern at the north and south ends of the lake; publishes four newsletters annually; maintains this website; reaches over 600 via our listserv; cooperates with other groups in shared events for the public; protects and advocates for Cayuga Lake, its creeks, land, and communities.


Email, letters, Facebook, phone.

Who We Are

Our Board of Directors is composed of up to 15 members, who serve three-year staggered terms. Three Directors, one of whom is Vice Chair, are selected from each of the three counties with lakeshore frontage (Cayuga, Seneca and Tompkins). The other Directors may reside anywhere in the Watershed and therefore are considered “At-Large”. 

Bylaws for Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, Inc.

Preamble:         The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, Inc. is a nonprofit community organization founded in 1998 to protect and bolster the environmental and economic health of Cayuga Lake and its 870-square-mile watershed. The Watershed Network brings together citizens, private and governmental groups, agriculture and businesses to foster research, public outreach, stewardship, and appreciation of the Cayuga Lake Watershed.  

Strategic Plan

Read the 2015 Cayuga Lake Watershed Network Strategic Plan.