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Fertilizing Lawns - Deadline December 1st

last update: November 19, 2021

Reminder: Cutoff Date for Fertilizing Lawns is December 1
If you plan to fertilize your lawn this fall, remember that it is against New York State law to fertilize lawns between December 1 and April 1. Some areas also have local laws about selling and using lawn fertilizers. Visit DEC’s Lawn Fertilizer webpage for more information. The law does not apply to agricultural fertilizer or fertilizer for gardens. Choose a lawn fertilizer with no phosphorus.
Lawn fertilizer can have unnecessary phosphorus that runs into waterbodies. Excess phosphorus in freshwater lakes and ponds can cause algae overgrowth, with serious impacts to the environment and public health.

New Website!

last update: November 15, 2021

We hope you enjoy the look and feel of our new website. You may need to update any bookmarks or favorites where you may have saved our old web address.  This would apply to computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

If you are a current KLA member, welcome back to our site!.  If you have just discovered us please consider joining our mission to preserve and protect our beautiful lake. 


last update: September 1, 2021

Check it out to learn more about what the KLA is doing to "Preserve and Protect" Keuka Lake!

HAB Info and Reporting

last update: September 17, 2021

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
  3. A one-page brochure from DOH with quick info and pics

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.

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Founded in 1956, the Keuka Lake Association, with over 1700 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.