Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association
The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit, volunteer group of citizens and community members dedicated to ensuring the environmental and economic vitality of Canandaigua Lake and its watershed.
Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network is a grassroots education and advocacy organization of citizens, businesses, groups, and local governments from across the Cayuga Lake Watershed. Our motto: It takes a Network to protect a watershed. Join us!
Conesus Lake Association
The Conesus Lake Association, founded in 1932 as The Conesus Lake Cottagers’ Association, was created “to promote and protect the interests of the residents of the Conesus Lake region in the use and enjoyment of their properties; to develop and continue a community spirit among the residents of this region and to suggest, secure, and promote such improvements, betterments, advantages, attractions, and points of interest in the Conesus Lake region as will improve and increase the use and enhance the attraction to tourists and any others interested in the beauties and advantages of this region.”
Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
Official Regional Website - Lakes, Hillsides, Wineries, Shopping & Fun!
Finger Lakes Wine Country
Find out what's happening in the Finger Lakes Wine Country
Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC)
The Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC) will identify, define, and inform its member counties of issues and opportunities critical to the physical, economic, and social health of the region. G/FLRPC provides forums for discussion, debate, and consensus building, and develops and implements a focused action plan with clearly defined outcomes, which include programs, personnel, and funding.
Hammondsport Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Hammondsport Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a not for profit 501(c) corporation. Our mission is to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Greater Hammondsport Area for the benefit of its citizens and all areas of its business community. As we promote our area, we give particular attention to the economic, civic, commercial, industrial, and educational interests of the Hammondsport & Keuka Lake area. If this seems like a large task, that's because it is! It is especially daunting when you consider that we're a very small town, and rely heavily on volunteers and the generous support of our membership. If you are a member, thank you for the support. If you're not a member, please consider membership. An application is on this website. Please look over this website for more about Hammondsport & Keuka Lake. And when in town, please stop by our new Visitor Center located on Hammondsport's Historic Village Square (at 47 Shethar St.); where Marybeth Haar, our Office Manager; and her staff and volunteers will be very happy to assist you. Website: http://www.hammondsport.org/ Email us firstname.lastname@example.org 607-569-2989
Honeoye Valley Association
The Honeoye Valley Association is a not-for-profit volunteer organization that works in a variety of ways
to protect and preserve the environmental quality of the Honeoye Lake watershed.
Honeoye Lake is owned by New York State and is available for use by all citizens for recreational use.
The lake is managed by several NYS departments including: Department of Environmental Conservation
(NYS-DEC), Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Development (NYS-PRHD), Department of
State (NYS-DOS), and Office of General Services (NYS-OGS). The towns of Canadice and Richmond, in
whose boundaries the lake resides, are also important partners in managing the lake and are usually the
first to hear complaints regarding the lake conditions
Keuka Lake Wine Trail
At the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Region lies Keuka Lake, whose spectacular beauty and glacially-deposited soils inspired early grape cultivation and the birth of America’s wine industry in 1860. Today, wineries along the Keuka Lake Wine Trail craft some of the world’s most beautifully balanced and vibrant wines. You will find the winemakers, owners, and staff take equal pride in the warmth of our hospitality.
Established in 1985, the Keuka Lake Wine Trail is the perfect place for your wine holiday, offering the most diverse group of wineries of any destination in the Finger Lakes. Whether your taste is dry or sweet, fruity or austere, our vintages of Vinifera, Hybrid and Native wines are sure to please every palate. These cool-climate wines are particularly enjoyable with food. Food and wine pairings are highlighted during the Keuka Lake Wine Trail’s signature events throughout the year, as well as in select winery shops that sell locally made food items.
It is quite manageable to drive around the Keuka Lake in a day, still allowing time to stop at each of the unique seven wineries on the Trail. The striking overlooks, on-the-water restaurants, parks, antique barns and charming villages will encourage you to slow down – spend a few days and discover what makes the Keuka Lake Wine Trail different.
Keuka Outlet Trail
The Keuka Outlet Trail runs between Penn Yan & Dresden and is accessible by walking or biking. It is 7.0 miles long. Check out the website fo further details.
Lamoka Waneta Lake Association
FOR THE BETTERMENT OF TWO OF THE FINEST LITTLE LAKES IN NEW YORK STATE
Otisco Lake Preservation Association
The Otisco Lake Preservation Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission
to preserve the health, beauty and welfare of Otisco Lake not only today, but for future
Owasco Watershed Lake Association
OWLA is a citizen-based association that promotes cooperation and leadership in the comprehensive management of land use, water quality, recreation, agriculture and a host of other issues as they pertain to Owasco Lake and its watershed.
Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) is a 501 C-3 not-for-profit corporation founded to educate the public on the environmental management, preservation, wise use, and appreciation of Owasco Lake and its watershed.
Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association
It is the purpose of the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association to promote the understanding, preservation and improvement of the water quality, natural habitat and general environmental conditions of Seneca Lake and its watershed by sponsoring or undertaking scientific research, by collecting, preserving, publishing and disseminating information concerning Seneca lake and its watershed and by encouraging and supporting the enforcement of laws and regulations and patterns of development and technology aimed at preserving and enhancing the water quality of the lake.
Steuben County Conference & Visitors' Bureau
In Corning & the Finger Lakes, you'll find quaint towns, fertile farmland, lush vineyards, rolling tree-covered hills, and lakes in an assortment of shapes and sizes. The pace is relaxed and the views, like those overlooking scenic Keuka Lake, are simply stunning. This is a place where you can get away from those hectic everyday responsibilities for awhile and recharge. It's also a place where you can reconnect with the people who mean the most.
Yates County Chamber of Commerce
21st Century Vision:
To promote and enhance the economic, social and cultural opportunities in Yates County, the Yates County Chamber of Commerce will continue to be the definitive resource for community information, development and coordination.
Our Mission Statement:
The Yates County Chamber of Commerce promotes business through programs, services and events; addresses critical community issues and advocates responsible economic growth by bringing community leaders together to maintain an organization that is committed to community and economic excellence.
LAKE & ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES
Bluff Point Association
The Bluff Point Association was founded in 1988, in order to promote the common good and general welfare of the residents and landowners of the Bluff Point area in the Town of Jerusalem, New York. The BPA seeks to protect the land of the Bluff and the quality of Bluff Point water. It welcomes visitors and encourages improvements to make their stay on Bluff Point both interesting and enjoyable. The BPA supports protection of the environment and promotes efforts to keep the cost of ownership on the Bluff affordable. The organization has forged a strategic partnership with the Finger Lakes Land Trust to foster conservation on the Bluff. Finally, the BPA communicates information about important Bluff-related issues to its members and the wider community..
Boater Safety Courses
Boater Safety Courses are available in Yates & Steuben Counties, sponsored by the local Sheriffs' Departments. Click above for their contact numbers. Also, see NYS requirements under "What", 'Laws & Regulations'.
Steuben County Sheriff - 800-724-7777
Yates County Sheriff - 315-536-4438
Center for Aquatic Research - Keuka College
The goals of CAR at Keuka College: To provide authentic aquatic research opportunities to Keuka College students and faculty To better understand the structure and functions of Keuka Lake's biology and ecology and other water bodies through long-term and ongoing student-centered scientific investigation To focus the Center's research efforts on methods and projects that are unique, but complement, the work at existing regional research programs. To become a high profile entity in support of the Keuka College mission of experiential, hands-on education To positively and effectively interact and the public, and regional institutions, and associations.
Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes
Formed in 2010, our committee is committed to preserving the natural beauty and the purity of the water in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Its scenic lakes and majestic landscape make the region worth preserving for future generations while tourism and agriculture are the well-established foundation of its economy. We promote the region’s preservation by objectively identifying environmental and economic threats then informing and educating the general public, officials and administrators.
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Steuben County
The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Yates County
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County (CCE of YATES) functions as part of a larger state and national land-grant system that extends research-based information to local residents, families and the agricultural community. CCE is an integrated network including campus-based faculty and extension associates, regionally deployed specialists and local county-based educators. As a result, CCE of YATES has access to current research findings from across the country and the world which it puts into practice by providing high value educational programs and university-backed resources.
Finger Lakes - Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance
The purpose of the Finger Lakes - Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance is to protect and enhance water resources by
•promoting the sharing of information, data, ideas, and resources pertaining to the management of watersheds in New York's Lake Ontario Basin;
•fostering dynamic and collaborative watershed management programs and partnerships; and
•emphasizing a holistic, ecosystem-based approach to water quality improvement and protection.
A major tenet of FL-LOWPA is grassroots programming. Water quality problems are defined and solutions are developed and implemented at the local level. Through participation in the Alliance, member counties develop a more regional perspective that informs local programming and encourages cooperation.
Finger Lakes Institute
Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) is dedicated to the promotion of environmental research and education about the Finger Lakes and surrounding environments. In collaboration with regional environmental partners and state and local government offices, the Institute fosters environmentally-sound development practices throughout the region, and disseminates accumulated knowledge to the public.
The goals of the FLI are to:
•Advance, coordinate, and disseminate scientific understanding about the Finger Lakes environment;
•Provide interdisciplinary training for the next generation of environmental researchers, educators, and policy makers;
•Serve as a clearinghouse for environmental information about the region;
•Enhance understanding of environmental issues by regional policy makers and the public;
•Promote models that integrate economic, environmental, and social impacts of specific economic development strategies; and
•Create and disseminate educational resources and opportunities at all levels.
These goals are accomplished through four primary program areas:
Research, Education, Community Outreach & Economic Development
Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance
The purposes of FLRWA are to bring together the members, expertise and desires of the Finger Lakes watershed associations to preserve and protect their watersheds with a collective regional voice; to join forces to advocate for mutually beneficial regional changes, backed by sound research; and to promote collective actions that represent the desires of the entire Finger Lakes region.
Fingerlakes Land Trust
The Finger Lakes Land Trust was founded in 1989 to protect those lands that define the character of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. To date, the Land Trust has protected more than 13,000 acres of the region's wetlands, forests, farmland, grassland, and gorges. This has been accomplished through the establishment of nature preserves that are open to the public for quiet recreation, the use of conservation easements (voluntary agreements on private lands), and the provision of technical assistance and educational programs to local governments, landowners, and the public.
The Land Trust is a nonprofit organization supported primarily by membership donations and grants from private foundations. We hope you'll become a member and support the work we do.
The Land Trust has over 200 active volunteers and could use your help today. Contact us for more information about volunteer opportunities.
Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative (KWIC)
The Mission of Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative (KWIC)
To protect and improve the purity of waters in the Keuka Lake Watershed by planning for uniform regulation of wastewater management regulations and pursue appropriate action to resolve other potential threats to Keuka Lake.
New York State Federation of Lake Associations
Our Mission: "To protect the water resources of New York State by assisting local organizations and individuals through public dialogue, education, information exchange and collaborative efforts."
The Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. was founded in 1983 by a small consortium of New York lake associations concerned about a variety of problems facing their lakes. Water quality was of concern to nearly all of the lake associations, and little information was available on methods to combat the increasing threat of aquatic invasive species. In 1995, the name was changed to the New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. (NYSFOLA).
NYS Invasive Species Information
Meet our Staff
Scientific Advisory Network
The New York Invasive Species Information Website - NYIS.INFO and its host, the New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse, [the two are jointly referred to as NYIS.INFO] were founded in October 2008. NYIS.INFO is funded with New York State Environmental Protection Fund resources through a contract with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. NYIS.INFO was established in response to Recommendation 5 of the November 2005 report of the New York State Invasive Species Task Force report to the Governor and Legislature. The Task Force recommended that the State should integrate invasive species databases and information clearinghouses. This resulted in the creation of the invasive species database and mapping project iMapInvasives and the information clearinghouse project, NYIS.INFO.
Skaneateles Lake Association
• To take all action necessary to protect and improve the water quality of Skaneateles Lake and to protect and improve its watershed.
• To promote environmentally and aesthetically sound regional management of Skaneateles Lake and its watershed by encouraging cooperation among the Skaneateles Lake watershed municipalities.
• To engage in activities appropriate to further the purposes of the corporation including public education, community organizing, fund-raising, publicity, working with village, town, county, state and federal officials.
Yates & Steuben Counties Soil & Water Conservation Districts
The mission of the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee is to promote a comprehensive natural resource program for New York State by supporting local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to develop and implement projects and programs that will preserve, protect, and enhance the wise use of the state's soil, water, and all related resouces.