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Kettle Lake Events – Fall 2017

We have 3 great events lined up for this fall and we hope that you can join us for each of them. September 24th Our 10th Annual Water Festival and Picnic at the Little York Lake Indoor/Outdoor Pavilion 1:00 to 4:00 Join us as we celebrate our beautiful lakes with our watershed community. Great food, great music and games, displays and more!    October 8th Backyard and Lakeside Habitat 2:00 Walking …Read More

C-OFOKLA Wins New Grant

We are pleased to announce that C-OFOKLA has been named a beneficiary of the National Fish and Wildlife Fund (NFWF), Chesapeake Bay Technical Capacity Grant for $50,000.  This one year award was obtained through collaboration with Syracuse University’s Environmental Finance Center (EFC-SU) as administrator, Princeton Hydro (Connecticut) as subcontractor for the analytical work, and CCSWCD for other services. This program, Creating Watershed Implementation Plans for Mitigating Stormwater in a Chain …Read More

Colleen Kattau and Dos XX Return to Water Festival

We are pleased to announce that Colleen Kattau and Dos XX will return this year to provide the musical entertainment for our Annual Water Festival on Sunday, September 11th from 1-4 pm at Dwyer Park. Colleen  is a bi-lingual singer/songwriter whose music joins rhythms of Latin America with her own roots in rock and folky jazz-laced compositions. Her innovative poetic lyrics cover a wide and varied range from soulful sensual …Read More

It IS Getting Hot in Here

We’re seeing our lakes warming based on real data gathered by CSLAP volunteers. That was the message in Scott Kishbaugh’s presentation at the Kettle Lakes Speaker Series on Monday evening. As a consequence, we have to expect a changing environment including different plants, different pests, and maybe impacts to our daily water quality. While Kishbaugh was conservative in his statements, the crowd of nearly 50 residents were engaged, pressing him …Read More

Is it Getting Hot in Here?

Drought, pests and impacts on our drinking water: these are some of the possible consequences of global warming on our watersheds according to Scott Kishbaugh, Chief, DOW Lake Monitoring and Assessment Section at DEC. He will present his data and explore these and other implications in his talk on Monday, April 18th at 7pm at Tully HS. Register here for your free tickets to this event. “19 out of the …Read More

SUNY ESF Limnology Students in Tully on 4/18

C-OFOKLA ha s a long-running partnership with Dr. Kim Schultz and her limnology program at SUNY-ESF. Each year students meet with representatives from member lakes and discuss areas of research that would be helpful. Following successful projects, the students present their results in a fall poster session at the school. We have invited several of the students to join us at 6pm on April 18th at Tully High School to …Read More

C-OFOKLA 2016 Speakers Series Unveiled: Our Warming Waters

C-OFOKLA is pleased to announce its 2016 Speakers Series with three important and timely topics for residents of the Kettle Lake region and beyond. This series builds on the successful 2015 series which attracted 50-75 attendees each. “We’re focusing in on our lakes and watershed in this series,” noted Tarki Heath, president of C-OFOKLA. “In particular, we’re looking at what effects external factors such as global warming and changes in …Read More

World Water Crisis

With the disaster in Flint on everyone’s minds, it is easy to focus on lead-contaminated water as the only challenge we face. However, according to recent research published in Science Advances, “two-thirds of the global population (4.0 billion people) live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least 1 month of the year.” While our Kettle Lakes region is blessed with abundant fresh water, we are more dependent on world …Read More