NYSFOLA Members Area

New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc.

Our Mission:  "To protect the water resources of New York State by assisting local organizations and individuals through public dialogue, education, information exchange and collaborative efforts."

The Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. was founded in 1983 by a small consortium of New York lake associations concerned about a variety of problems facing their lakes.  Water quality was of concern to nearly all of the lake associations, and little information was available on methods to combat the increasing threat of aquatic invasive species.  In 1995, the name was changed to the New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. (NYSFOLA).

With the assistance of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), NYSFOLA spearheaded the development of the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program. This nationally recognized volunteer lake monitoring program remains an important part of NYSFOLA's mission.

NYSFOLA continues to be actively involved in emerging lake management issues.  Members of the NYSFOLA Board of Directors often serve on other lake-related advisory groups including the Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel, the New York State Invasive  Species Task Force, the New York State Water Management Advisory Committee, and the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) Board of Directors.  NYSFOLA is an affiliate member of NALMS. 

Since its founding, NYSFOLA membership has grown to include over 200 lake associations throughout the state, as well as many individual members.  Our newsletter, "Waterworks" keeps members informed of statewide issues. Each year, NYSFOLA holds an annual conference and membership meeting tht brings together lake associations from across the state, lake management professionals, government officials, and academic researchers to share new technologies and case studies in lake and watershed management.

This web site provides NYSFOLA members with an opportunity to truly become part of an interactive family, and we welcome you to join us.

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Lake News JUL 27th

21st Western Regional Conference

NYSFOLA will once again host a Western Regional Meeting at Moonwinks Restaurant in Cuba, NY  All NYSFOLA members are invited to this scenic spot near Cuba Lake.  

October 17, 2015  10:00am - 2pm 

Moonwinks Restaurant

930 Jackson Hill RD - Cuba, NY  14727


Welcome & Introduction, Donald Cook - NYSFOLA BOD

Hydrilla in the Erie Canal - Michael Greer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Connect with Albany - NYS Senator Tom O'Mara, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee


Honeoye Lake Inlet Wetlands Restoration Project - Stevie Adams, Nature Conservancy

Rushford Lake Management Plan Update - Ed Kwietniewski, SUNY Oneonta

Reducing Runoff in Your Watershed - Michael Haught, Center for Environmental Initiatives


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Membership News JUN 23rd

Thanks , Brad.

Thanks , Brad.Photos of New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. (NYSFOLA)He got the Blue Heron Award...although I'm not sure he (the fish) really wanted it. — at The Crossings....

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