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Invasive Species Transport Bill - ACT NOW!

New York lake associations need to make their voice heard to let representatives in Albany know that we need to pass the Invasive Species Transport Law as soon as possible!  There are now sponsors in both the NYS Assembly and Senate.  

BILL TEXT:  http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S07273&term=2013&Summary=Y&Text=Y

If you are unsure who your representatives are, you can use these links to look them up:

New York State Assembly - Member Look Up http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?sh=search

New York State Senate - Find My Senator (Top left part of page)

http://www.nysenate.gov/senators

 

To read NYSFOLA's letter, CLICK HERE.  Versions were sent to members of the NYS Assembly and NYS Senate on your behalf.

Please let NYSFOLA know what kind of response you receive from your letters.

 

 



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.

Program:

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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