The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network identifies key threats
to Cayuga Lake and its watershed and it advocates for solutions
that support a healthy environment and
vibrant, sustainable communities.
At any given time, The Network has a rich mix of exciting programs directed at protecting and improving the watershed and its water resources. Four current projects are highlighted below.
Embrace the Lake
Volunteers throughout the watershed are making a difference by participating in cleanups of the shoreline, trubutaries and surrounding areas. For more information, click here.
Water Quality Monitoring
Volunteers are monitoring stream and lake water quality to strengthen understanding of concerns such as algal blooms and excessive aquatic plant growth. Efforts are coordinated by our new Water Resources Committee.
We believe fundamentally “It takes a network to protect a watershed” and collaborate with public and private organizations throughout the watershed. There are numerous opportunities throughout the year to become involved. Watch our Events Calendar for details.
Making small changes as we live in the watershed can make a big difference. The health and recreational enjoyment of the Finger Lakes depends on our actions and involvement. The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network is joining with other Finger Lakes watershed associations in...
The trajectory of the Coronavirus Pandemic has yet to fully emerge. Right now, we must focus on practicing maximally safe behavior, to protect ourselves and others. As a result, all of the community springtime events that we and you enjoy have been cancelled. Our...
Now is a great time for your community, church group, or Scout troop to plan for a trash cleanup. Do you have a roadside/ditch, creek, stream or lakefront area with an accumulation of trash, that is polluting our waterways (ditches are waterways too)? Please contact...
We are working with the NYS Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University to offer an early springtime workshop on surveying for Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) from your boat/watercraft. The best time of year for boat surveys is when hemlocks have their bright, lime green new...
The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network is
a grassroots education and advocacy organization of citizens, businesses, groups, and local governments from across the Cayuga Lake Watershed. Our motto: It takes a Network to protect a watershed. Join us!
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