Protecting Our Water in an Era of Rapid Change

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.

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Your involvement and support helps protect our incomparable Cayuga Lake and creeks. Please Join/Renew!

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Current Programs

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.

Volunteers cleaning stream banks.

Invasive Species

Plant and animal species not native to the watershed pose threats to the lake ecosystem and the many uses of its water. You can help by serving as a Hydrilla Hunter or HAB Harrier.

Sketch of invasive plant Hydrilla

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.  

Volunteers taking water quality sample


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. 

People attending a public meeting about the watershed

Current News

Membership — Time to Join or Renew

In the spirit of hope, many of you recently received our 2021 membership form in the mail. Now would be an excellent time to either renew your membership or join up for the first time. Are you looking to make a local impact with your gift giving dollars this year? We...

Hydrilla Update Conference Recording Available

Our second fall conference focused on Hydrilla and was livestreamed Nov. 4 from 2:30-4:00 pm. The conference recording is available at: Conference Schedule 2:30 pm Welcome by Hilary Lambert, CLWN Steward/Executive Director 2:40-3:00 pm...

Fall Community Conference Recording Available

If you missed our first fall conference October 24, a recording is available at the following link. Link to conference recording on YouTube. The conference was livestreamed 10:00 am to Noon on October 24, 2020. The conference agenda appears below. 10 am Welcome by...

Become a Lake Friendly Living Champion

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...

Embrace the Lake!

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...

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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