Resolution J2408-2013

Honoring the Owasco Watershed Lake Association upon the occasion of its 25th Anniversary

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  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  the Owasco Watershed Lake Association
upon the occasion of its 25th Anniversary

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize  and  pay
tribute  to those organizations in our community that add to the quality
of life for all our residents and to recognize  the  contributions  such
organizations make to our society; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to  honor
the  Owasco  Watershed  Lake  Association  upon the occasion of its 25th
Anniversary and to recognize the important role it plays in the communi-
ty; and
  WHEREAS, The Owasco Watershed Lake Association  is  a  not-for-profit,
citizen-based  corporation  devoted  to  protecting and improving Owasco
Lake as a valuable water resource; and
  WHEREAS, Owasco Lake is the sixth largest and third easternmost of the
Finger Lakes of New York in the United States of America; and
  WHEREAS, Owasco Lake provides the residents of Cayuga County  and  its
surrounding  communities  with  drinking water, recreation, and wildlife
habitat; and
  WHEREAS, Protecting Owasco Lake is essential to the maintenance of the
Upstate New York community  and  to  the  improvement  of  its  economic
future; and
  WHEREAS, In recognition of this, the Owasco Watershed Lake Association
draws  community  attention  to the value and importance of Owasco Lake;
and
  WHEREAS, Founded to educate the public  on  environmental  management,
preservation,  wise  use,  and  appreciation  of  Owasco  Lake  and  its
watershed, the Owasco Watershed Lake  Association  promotes  cooperation
and leadership in the comprehensive management of land use, water quali-
ty,  recreation,  agriculture  and  a host of other issues pertaining to
Owasco Lake; and
  WHEREAS, The Owasco Watershed Lake Association  focuses  on  improving
the  water quality of the Owasco Lake watershed and encourages residents
and lake users to become involved in protecting Owasco Lake; and
  WHEREAS, Membership in the Owasco Watershed Lake Association  is  open
to all community members interested in the quality of Owasco Lake; and
  WHEREAS,  Members of the Owasco Watershed Lake Association monitor the
waters of Owasco Lake and its tributaries; and
  WHEREAS, The Owasco Watershed Lake Association  acts  as  an  informa-
tional  and  environmental  action  center for matters concerning Owasco
Lake and its watershed, in conjunction with individuals, other organiza-
tions, and all levels of government; and
  WHEREAS, The leadership of the Owasco Watershed Lake  Association  has
supported  the  wise  use  of  land  and water, and controlled levels of
pollution; and
  WHEREAS, To control pollution, the Owasco Watershed  Lake  Association
responds to citizen complaints of water pollution and works to see these
problems resolved; and
  WHEREAS,   By   identifying  environmentally  critical  areas  of  the
watershed, the Owasco Watershed Lake Association is able  to  adequately
protect these areas; and
  WHEREAS,  The Owasco Watershed Lake Association unifies, improves, and
implements planning policies that measurably improve  water  quality  in
Owasco Lake and its tributary streams; and
  WHEREAS,  In  cooperation with the local farming community, the Owasco
Watershed Lake  Association  has  significantly  accelerated  measurable

reduction  in  nutrient  loading, helped set goals, monitored successes,
and facilitated better communication with local farmers; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Owasco  Watershed  Lake Association encourages the wise
management of fish and game, good forestry practices, safe operation  of
boats,  proper  maintenance  of  navigation aids and of the lake's water
levels, and observance of laws and regulations by individuals; and
  WHEREAS, A major goal of the Owasco Watershed Lake Association  is  to
foster  and  promote  public interest and understanding of environmental
issues impacting Owasco Lake and its watershed; and
  WHEREAS, To further this goal, the Owasco Watershed  Lake  Association
annually  sponsors  "Owasco Lake Day," providing a resource fair, family
activities, and speakers at Emerson Park, located on the Northern end of
Owasco Lake to the community; and
  WHEREAS, 2013 marks the 25th year the Owasco  Watershed  Lake  Associ-
ation  has  effectively  and  continuously  furthered  the environmental
management and preservation of  Owasco  Lake  and  its  watershed;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Owasco  Watershed  Lake  Associ-
ation; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  Charlie Greene, President of the Board of Directors, Owasco
Watershed Lake Association, Inc.

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