Beaches Closed in PY

last update: August 17, 2018

Keuka Water Quality Summit Aug 20th

last update: August 8, 2018

We hope you will plan to attend this Public Information Meeting to hear presentations from the Finger Lakes Institute, Keuka College, Keuka Lake Association and Department of Environmental Conservation. 


6:30 Welcome, Introductions & Overview
• Dennis Carlson- KLA- President
• Dr Lisa Cleckner-- Finger Lakes Institute -Director

6:45 State of the Lake--Keuka Lake History, Current State and What We Don’t Know (Threats)
• Dr. Tim Sellers, Keuka College-Associate Provost, Center for Aquatics Research- Director, KLA-Science/Water Quality Advisor

7:15 New Monitoring Projects"CSLAP & Stream Team Monitoring
• Maria Hudson, Keuka Lake Association, Water Quality Co-Chair

7:45 NYS DEC Vision & Approach - 9 Element Plan
• Tony Prestigiacomo, Research Scientist, NYSDEC Finger Lakes Watershed HUB
8:15 Panel Discussion with Presenters
Refreshments will be served.

HAB Info and Reporting

last update: August 9, 2018

Volunteer Lake Protectors Needed

last update: July 24, 2018

Watercraft Stewards
Work alongside our paid Watercraft Stewards for as few or as many two-hour shifts as you’d like on Friday-Monday at the boat launch of your choice (Penn Yan Village, Keuka Lake State Park, Urbana).

Stream Team
Help monitor the water quality of the streams that empty into Keuka Lake in order to help us gain a better understanding of the water quality of the Lake. There are two different options for this program:
1) Do you have a stream running through your property, or is your lake house adjacent to the mouth of a stream? You can help monitor the stream’s water quality! Conduct visual inspections of the stream’s water quality throughout the summer and record your observations on a form provided by the KLA.
2) Help collect water samples for laboratory analysis from designated locations in streams in the Keuka Lake watershed.

Shoreline Monitoring
Monitor your lakefront property shoreline or public shoreline on a regular basis to watch for signs of harmful algal blooms.

Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring
We need eyes on the Lake! Help monitor aquatic invasive species in Keuka Lake and the Outlet, and help us watch out for any new infestations. Monitoring can occur from the shore or by boat. Equipment provided.

Boat Launch Steward Program 2018

last update: October 12, 2017

Consistent with the new DEC recommendations, the Keuka Lake Association will be operating a Boat Launch Steward program in 2018. We will provide training and have already received permission of municipal and state officials who control public access boat launches on Keuka Lake. The KLA is recruiting cadre of VOLUNTEERS who would be willing to staff the launch sites (mainly Penn Yan and the State Park) during those peak hours of launch activity, especially when fishing tournaments visit the lake. This means weekends and some early morning hours.
We are asking now for people who are interested in assisting with this activity to VOLUNTEER now. We would like to see a cross section people from the watershed who would VOLUNTEER to help us. If you have even the slightest interest in assisting us, please contact the KLA office now, so that we can compile a list of volunteers. Phone: 315-694-7324; e-mail:

Restoring Keuka Lake Fish Consumption

last update: April 1, 2018

Sky Lanterns' Danger

last update: July 24, 2018

To Preserve and Protect Keuka Lake