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Owasco Watershed Lake Association and Cayuga Community College Announce Public Workshop on the Condition of Owasco Lake

Owasco Lake Watershed Area, NY, February 26th, 2013- The Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) will offer a public workshop from 9 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday March 9th at the Bisgrove Theater, located on the campus of Cayuga Community College at 197 Franklin Street, in Auburn NY. The event is being sponsored by the Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA), the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT), Cayuga Community College (CCC),and the Cayuga County WQMA. A description of the condition of Owasco Lake and a comparison to the other Finger Lakes will be presented by Dr. John Halfman of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart William Smith College. An exciting new research project by Dr. Todd Walter of Cornell University will also be highlighted as a part of the morning program.

Two public opinion surveys now underway by students at the Maxwell School of Public Administration at Syracuse University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will be referenced during the workshop. One of the students will be present at the workshop so all workshop participants will have the option of taking her survey. The direct link to the survey is: www.surveymonkey.com/s/OwascoLakeWatershed.

Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops for Construction Site Contractors and Operators

Dates: Tuesdays - March, 19, March 26, or April 9, 2013
Location: The Natural Resource Center, 7413 County House Road, Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 7:45 AM Sign-in - Photo ID required at sign-in, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Class
Cost: $80.00 (includes break with refreshments and all workshop training materials)

Pre-Registration is required one week prior to class date

What You Will Learn: Get to know why you should be concerned about stormwater. Learn about the DEC Stormwater Construction permit and the requirements of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans. Gain valuable knowledge on erosion and sediment control Practices and how to perform construction site inspections. Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a NYS DEC Stormwater Training Number on a wallet card good for 3 years.

Click here for more information and to register for a workshop


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Updated: February 22, 2013