Priceless commodities.  Terms for things that are transient in nature, but invaluable. They might include the fresh fruit, the air we breathe, our children’s youthful innocence. 
One commodity we have here in Central New York, more than in any other area of our country or even the world, is freshwater. Our health is dependent on it, our well-being is dependent on it.  Our very life is dependent on it. It is priceless.
It is also a commodity. If we don’t use it cautiously and monitor it, it will be damaged and lost.
As we look to Giving Tuesday, please consider a donation to OLPA.  We need freshwater. We need to preserve it. We need to protect our local priceless commodity. Our future health depends on it.


Watershed Shuffle Winners 2018

The prize winners Left  to Right were:

25 Morgan Gould - 17 and under girls - first place

59 William Thornton -17 and under boys - first place

54 Bonnie Stathis - Overall Women - first place

65 Lisa Zdan -  Overall Women - second place

29 Ben Hardwick - Overall Men - second place

49  Carl Santariello 17 and under boys - second place

67  Joe Bergen  - Overall  Men - first place

Mission: To preserve the health, beauty and welfare of our lake, not only today, but for future generations.                                  

You can make a difference!



Learn more about harmful algal blooms (HABS) and precautions that should be taken if we ever experience this issue on Otisco Lake!

Job Posting From the Finger Lakes Region

Learn more about this exciting opportunity for anyone looking to spend time outdoors this summer, and for those looking to begin a career in the fields of environmental studies or science, conservation, interpretation, ecology, or biology!

Learn about the 2018 Community Events

2018 OLPA Annual Meeting

Marietta House, July 5th, 2018  Learn more!

2018 Watershed Shuffle

July 21st...Stay tuned for more details



2017 Finger Lakes Research Conference Learn more

Great article from Jon Sutton, 

Teaching Children the Importance of Fish and Wildlife Conservation








Other News


Farm wins National Sustainability Award

Mike McMahon’s environmental efforts go beyond 2,300-acre dairy!

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Water-saving home repairs that won’t break the bank

Water-saving renovations are money-saving renovations.

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