Photo credit: Scottie Baker of Natúra Productions.

Welcome to the Otsego Lake Association

Our Mission

The mission of the Otsego Lake Association is to educate, advocate, and actively participate in protecting the health, beauty, and well being of Otsego Lake by facilitating the implementation of the Otsego Lake Watershed Management Plan.

Recent News

Automated Lake Monitoring Buoy

          The monitoring buoy was installed Tuesday on the surface in the middle, over the deepest part of the lake, off 5-mile point. It officially went online and started recording data late last night. The buoy will help in our understanding of the lakes physical and chemical status throughout the year.

Annual "We Love Our Lake" Boat Parade

         Special thanks go to the 40 boats and a countless number of shoreline observers who participated in this year's boat parade. The pictures can be viewed here.

The following boats and families received a special prize for being voted one of the best of show.

Carpe diem - Nelson

OLA Fire Boat - Chase

Tioga or Bust - Barone

Wedding Chapel -Marlette

Ice Cream Truck - Harris

with honorable mention going to

Mayflower - Richtsmeier

Take me out to Otsego Lake - Woodhouse

SUNY Oneonta Buoy has gone missing.

         If anyone finds the SUNY Oneonta Water Buoy floating around Otsego Lake or on shore, please contact us at info@otsegolakeassociation.org. The buoy is similar to the 200-foot No-Wake Buoys but has "SUNY Oneonta Water Buoy" written on it.

Automated Lake Monitoring Buoy

          The SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station and Otsego Lake Association are enthusiastic to announce that Otsego Lake has joined the 21st century in lake monitoring. The monitoring buoy will take a multitude of parameters from multiple depths at pre- set intervals and will be placed on the surface in the middle, over the deepest part of the lake, off 5-mile point. There are only a handful of these devices spread around New York State, mainly in some of the finger lakes and NYC reservoirs. The buoy will help in our understanding of the lakes physical and chemical status throughout the year.

BOAT PARADE

          We hope you can join us for our 4th annual "We Love Our Lake" Boat Parade on Monday July 3rd, 2017 3:00pm at 3-Mile point.

BOAT WASH DEDICATION

          Over 50 folks attended the Carl B. Good boat wash dedication today. Carl B. Good was an instrumental part of the boat inspection program, he served on the OLA BoD and several committees to preserve the village and its environment. WKTV, Channel 2 of Utica also attended and put together a nice clip of the event, that was aired on tonight's 11:00pm news. Click on the image below for the video and click here for the news article.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting

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