The Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) was implemented in 1986 and is a cooperative effort  between NYSFOLA and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.  It is a scientific and educational program in which citizen volunteers from NYSFOLA member lake associations collect information about their lakes. 

Volunteers receive training and peform Secchi disk transparency readings, collect water samples to be analyzed at a certified laboratory, and communicate the conditions of the lake at the time of each sampling.  Volunteers may also submit aquatic plant samples; take lake level measurements; monitor for invasive species; conduct surveys; and provide other valuable information about the condition of their lake.  The data that is collected is useful for both the individual lake and the overall state assessment of lake water quality.

Click on the other tabs under the CSLAP heading to get more details about this program.

Photos courtesy of the Kirk Lake Watershed Association

Lake News MAR 12th

Regional HAB Summits Set

Harmful Algal Bloom Summit Information 

The last two HAB Summit Public sessions are coming up.  If you missed the first two, you can watch them here:    The remaining two will also be live streamed and recorded.  

North Country HAB Summit

Tuesday, March 20 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Best Western Ticonderoga

260 Burgoyne Road

Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Western New York
Monday, March 26 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, SUNY Monroe Community College, the Forum

1000 East Henrietta Road

Rochester, New York 14623 
Free parking in campus lots N and M

At these summits, nation-leading experts will work with local steering committees to begin development of tailored action plans to address the causes of algal blooms in the twelve priority waterbodies across the state. The action plans developed for each waterbody will be used to guide the development and implementation of priority projects, including new monitoring and treatment technologies. The action plans will be complete by the end of May and the lessons learned through these action plans will be applied to other impacted waterbodies.


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