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Welcome

Welcome to the Otter Lake Association Web Site!  We hope that everyone enjoys the site.  The purpose of the web site is to provide information and updates to association members and the Otter Lake community.

We welcome your feedback on how to improve this site. 

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Become a member: Membership dues are minimal; we depend on your additional assistance to fund the programs and endeavors that we provide for on your behalf. When renewing your membership, please be generous with your contributions so that we may continue to do so. Never been a member? Please consider joining now. We welcome your participation, and need your help. Click here for more information.

2017 Meeting Schedule

Association meetings are held four times a year at the Otter Lake Firehouse on Rt. 28.  Meetings are held in the conference room in the NEW fire hall.  The schedule for meetings is as follows:  

May 27
June 24
July 29
August 26

Meetings begin at 10:00 AM sharp.  We hope to see you there!

Click Here for the minutes from past meetings

News and Notes

Meeting MinutesCheck out past Otter Lake Association meeting minutes and newsletters.

CSLAP Report: The Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) is a volunteer lake monitoring program conducted by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the NYS Federation of Lake Associations (FOLA).  In this program, lay volunteers trained by the NYSDEC and FOLA collect water samples, observations, and perception data every other week in a 15 week interval between May and October. Water samples are analyzed by certified laboratories. Analytical results are interpreted by the NYSDEC and FOLA and utilized for a variety of purposes by the State of New York, local governments, researchers, and, most importantly, participating lake associations. CSLAP reports for Otter Lake are available for review or download here.

Otter Lake Black Fly Program is at risk!
Bti treatments help reduce the number of black flies in the Otter Lake community.  Unfortunately, the  Bti program at Otter Lake is currently at risk due to the escalating cost of these treatments.  Please consider making a donation to the Otter Lake Association.  Donations can be sent to June Wellman/Treasurer, 1046 Norton Rd.., Otter Lake, NY 13338 Please indicate that your donation is in support of the Bti program.  Thank You!

 

Community Events
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Announcements

Meet and Greet
Plans are for the popular meet and greet to return.  Join us in planning another meet and greet this summer to meet and greet, and get to know your Otter Lake neighbors.

2016 OLA Scholarship Awards Thanks to your generous donations four substantial scholarships were awarded in 2016. The recipients were Danielle Commissa, William Johnson, Emma Kohler, John Scheuermann, Carter Schmitz, Jennifer Tasco, and Alexander Velepec. Congratulations! We wish them the best in their academic endeavors.

Maintenance and Improved Parking
Construction work last fall which included insertion of a drainage pipe and repaving of the lower section of the road to the boat launch was completed.  Please do not park below the indicated markers.

OLA Membership
Otter Lake Association Membership Form added to web site.  Click Here

A Moose Takes a Swim in Otter Lake
On September 28, 2007 a moose decided to take a swim across the lake. 
Click here for some pictures.

Otters Swimming in the Lake
Pictures of some otters having fun in the lake.  Click here for pictures.

Grass Carp
The life expectancy of our Grass Carp has run out and one shouldn’t be alarmed to see dead carp washing up on shore. (They can be safely buried and make great fertilizer) Remember that by order of the DEC and APA, fishing for grass carp is prohibited. Accidental catches must be safely released.