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 OCT 29th

DEC Releases DRAFT Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan

DEC has released its draft AIS Management Plan for public comment and announced this in the new Environmental Notice Bulletin. 

Link to ENB http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20141029_not0.html

 Link to Draft AIS Plan and information on how to submit comments are here http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/99053.html

Comments may be submitted in writing through December 12, 2014 to NYSDEC Bureau of Fisheries, AIS Management Plan, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4753 or by E-mailing (type "AIS Management Plan" in the subject line).

Contact: Phil Hulbert, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Division of Fish Wildlife and Marine Resources, Bureau of Fisheries, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4753, Phone: (518) 402-8890

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Membership News JUL 31st

Research Summary: Shading as a Control Method for Invasive European Frogbit - Lake Scientistwww.lakescientist.comEuropean frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae L.) is an invasive floating plant in North American water bodies. The species escaped in 1939 ...

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