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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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Membership News JUL 22nd
Some great pictures of freshwater bryozoan colonies from our friend and CSLAP vo...
Some great pictures of freshwater bryozoan colonies from our friend and CSLAP volunteer Wayne Chaet taken in Round Pond, Rensselaer County. Learn more in the August issue of "Waterworks" which is heading to the printer today! Are you a NYS...Read More