Past Conferences

Selected Presentations from Past Conferences

2017 Conference - Lake Ecology and Human Impacts

Developing and Implementing a Septic Inspection Program - Eric Murdock

NY Not-for-Profits - What are the Rules?

Gone Fishing

  • Fish Population Responses in Oneida Lake - Randy Jackson
  • Fisheries and Food web at Sleepy Hollow Lake - Michael Martin
  • Grass Carp for Aquatic Invasive Plants - Bill Harman
  • Enhancing your fishing experience - Lance Dellavechia

Dam Safety in NY

Watershed Management

Diet for a small lake

Nuisance & Invasive Species

Citizen Science

Project, Permits, and Problems

Lake Management Strategies



Lower Hudson Lakes Conference 2016

Thank you to all of the attendees at the Lower Hudson Regional Conference on July 22, 2016 at the Sedgewood Club on the shore of China Pond in Kent, NY.  We had a record turnout of 110 attendees who braved the heat, humidity, and lack of air conditioning to learn about their lakes and to network with other lake users.

The agenda and links to the presentations are below.

2015 Conference - "Celebrating Citizen Science"


Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Workshop

  • Legislation and Regulations
  • AIS: Indetification, Impact, Prevention, and Control
  • How to start a Watercraft INspection Program
  • Current Program Models
  • What Anglers and Boaters Know and Still Need to Hear
  • Standardized Watercraft Inspection Data Collection
  • Open Datakit as an Online Database Storage Option

Diet for a Small Lake

New 2015 Lake Law for Lake Associations

Invasive Plants - Monitoring and Management

Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring in NY

Lake Management Plans for NYSFOLA Lakes

A Potpourri of Lake Related Issues

Dam Safety

Sustainability and Your Lake Association


2014 Conference - "Celebrating Lake Stewardship"

Invasive Species

Dam Safety in NYS - How are we doing?

Diet for a Small Lake:  An Introduction to Lake Ecology and Lake Management

Lake and Watershed Management Toolbox

 iMap Invasives Workshop/Training

Citizens Statewide Lake Asessement Program Training 
Managing our Lake Resources:  Policy and Action for Lake Stewards

 2013 Conference - "Managing Lakes in a Changing World"

 2012 Conference - "After the Storm"

 Topics in Lake Management

Combatting Aquatic Invasive Species in NYS

CSLAP - Whats New for 2012?

Lake News OCT 9th

23rd Western Regional Conference October 21, 2017

Join us on Silver Lake in Wyoming County.  The gathering includes a buffet style lunch and great talks. TO REGISTER:  GO TO THE EVENTS TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.  AND SCROLL DOWN TO REGIONAL CONFERENCES.  

The deadline for registration will be Oct 12th, 2017.


1. Panel Discussion - Faculty and staff  from SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Brockport, the University of  Buffalo, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will discuss ways that lake associations can use college programs and expertise  more effectively.

2. Dr. Joseph Atkinson, Chair , Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Buffalo will talk about ongoing research on harmful algal blooms in Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario.

3. Doug Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association, talks about collaborative efforts with academic institutions..

4. Meg Wilkinson, Invasive Species Database Program Coordinator, NY Natural Heritage Program, shows how to use the IMAP Invasive System smartphone app. Assisting her in the “show and tell “ program will be students from  the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and the RIT. 


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