Keuka Lake is the central lake of the Finger Lakes which are located in Western New York.

Founded in 1956, the Keuka Lake Association, with over 1600 members, provides a unified voice for those who love Keuka Lake.

Our mission is to preserve and protect Keuka Lake and its natural beauty for future generations.

Keuka is a most special Finger Lake because of the unusual 'Y' shape the lake possesses. Keuka Lake's Bluff Point forms the peninsula in the lake giving it this unique shape.

Please join the Keuka Lake Association and help us protect the beauty of Keuka Lake.

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Lake Protection
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To Preserve and Protect Keuka Lake

LATEST NEWS

Announcement

LAKE FRIENDLY LIVING AWARENESS WEEK 5/2-5/8

LAKE FRIENDLY LIVING AWARENESS WEEK OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL EDUCATION SESSIONS AND RESOURCES TO ALL WHO LIVE IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION. EXPERTS WILL PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE WEEK ON TOPICS THAT RESONATE WITH OUR GOALS. THE EDUCATION SESSIONS ARE DESIGNED TO INFORM AND EMPOWER WATERSHED RESIDENTS TO MAKE CHANGES TO HELP PROTECT THE LAKE.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL WEBINARS THAT INTEREST YOU.

https://www.flrwa.org/lake-friendly-living



Announcement

2021 KLA & LCC Golf Tournament 7/12/21

The 2nd Annual KLA & LCC Golf Tournament will be held July 12th at Lakeside Country Club and will benefit both the KLA and LCC. See entry below for for details.


9 AM Registration 10 AM Shotgun Start
$100/Person $400/Team
Includes: tee prize, lunch, drinks on the course, appetizers & prizes following golf
HOLE"IN-ONE ON #9 WINS A BOAT!!
Name & Phone Number:
1. ______________________________ ______________________
2.______________________________ ______________________
3.______________________________ ______________________
4.______________________________ ______________________

Checks can be made out to Keuka Lake Association and mailed to PO Box 35, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Indicate “KLA-LCC” on your check.
Corporate & personal hole sponsorship is available. Call 315-694-7324.
All proceeds benefit the Keuka Lake Association and Lakeside Country Club.


Announcement

Open Burning in NYS

Open Burning is banned in NYS from 3-16 to 5-14.
Help prevent brush/forest fires!!


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Be on the Lookout for Amphibians Crossing the Road

With the arrival of spring temperatures, amphibians have begun their annual migrations to woodland pools to breed. Often, they must cross roads to reach these pools. In New York, this migration usually occurs on rainy nights in late March and early April, when the night air temperature is above 40F. When these conditions exist there can be explosive, "big night" migrations, with hundreds of amphibians on the move. Volunteers can help document these locations and help amphibians like wood frogs, spotted salamanders, American toads, or spring peepers safely cross the road. Drivers on New York roads are encouraged to proceed with caution or avoid travel on the first warm, rainy evenings of the season. Amphibians come out after nightfall and are slow-moving; mortality can be high even on low-traffic roads. 


Announcement

WANTED! Watercraft Stewards

Love the Finger Lakes? Become a Watercraft Steward & get paid to help protect them! Summer 2021






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Announcement

Wanted: LEAD Watercraft Steward

Love the Finger Lakes? Become the Lead Watercraft Steward & get paid to help protect them! Summer 2021
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Announcement

Seneca-Keuka Watershed Partnership Newsletter- NEW

The Seneca-Keuka Watershed Partnership was
formed in 2018 to coordinate conservation
efforts on a larger watershed scale. By working
together, we can accomplish greater water
quality goals. This newsletter will highlight our efforts to protect
the beautiful Finger Lakes and will share new ways that you can
become involved. Our first publication offers background
information on the formation of this partnership and our efforts
towards watershed planning.

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Announcement

NEW Fishing Info - sportfish, trout sampling

Fishing Regulation Reminder
To protect our
cool water sportfish species during their spawning season, the open season for northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge and walleye closes on March 15. Rest assured, they'll be back when their season reopens on May 1. (1st Saturday in May per statewide angling regulations)

No Rainbow Trout Sampling Events This Year for Finger Lakes Tributaries
The 2021 rainbow trout sampling events for Naples Creek in Ontario County and Cold Brook in Steuben County will not be held as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

These events having gained in popularity over the years and often draw large crowds. Ensuring the safety of staff and attendees is first and foremost. We're hopeful these public events will resume in 2022.


Announcement

Wanted: Volunteers for Macrophyte Survey Program

For more info, visit fingerlakesinvasives.org/invasive-survey


Announcement

Free Trees for Streamside Property Owners

DEC's Buffer in a Bag program provides organizations and private landowners with free tree and shrub seedlings to help establish or improve a stream buffer on their property. Each buffer in a bag includes several different native species and must be planted alongside a stream, river, or lake.

This year, each recipient will receive 25 bare-root, native tree and shrub seedlings, including red oak, ninebark, winterberry, silky dogwood, and witch hazel. Supplies are limited so be sure to sign up today by visiting our Buffer in a Bag webpage! Applications accepted while supplies last or until April 12.

Plantings alongside waterbodies help support wildlife and improve water quality. Interested in learning more about the nearly-endless benefits of stream buffers? Check out our stream buffer factsheet (PDF).
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/115903.html


Announcement

HAB Info and Reporting

The KLA would like to recommend three “starter” websites that you can go to and get clear, relevant, and up-to-date information about HABs. The first 2 sites are from the NY Department of the Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the third is from the NYS Department of Health (DOH).


Please use these sites as your first stop:
 
1. Good overview and up-to-date info on HABs and actions: 

2. A one-page brochure with quick info and pics: www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/habsbrochure.pdf

3. A one-page brochure from DOH with quick info and pics:
health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/bluegreenalgae/

Note: The first website listed has a link to report the possible HAB to the DEC under "Report It!”. You can fill out a form and email it and post a picture to the DEC. The DEC then notifies our KLA CSLAP representative, Maria Hudson, to take a sample which provides results in a few days.