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Flying Boat, 30 Families Join OLA Parade

The Otsego Lake Association held its annual “We Love Our Lake” Boat Parade at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 3. At least 30 boats participated in the decoration contest, with many more joining for part of the route or observing from the sidelines. This year’s parade had a special guest participant, Geoff Nye, who flew in to follow the lineup in his flying boat, “The Buccaneer.”…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 Learn ‘What Is A Healthy Lake’ With Dr. Kiyoko Yokota BE INFORMED – 7-8 p.m. Associate Professor of Limnology Dr. Kiyoko Yokota presents “What Is a Healthy Lake?” The lecture discusses basic lake biology with a focus on the physical and biological factors that determine the quality of water found in a water body. Free, open to all. Community Room, Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. (607) 547-4488 or visit BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. to 2…


NGOs Discuss Algal Bloom Communications

NGOs Discuss Algal Bloom Communications By WRILEY NELSONCOOPERSTOWN Otsego 2000, Otsego Land Trust and the Otsego County Conservation Association convened a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday, May 9 to coordinate a response to harmful algal blooms. More than 30 people attended, including environmental scientists and representatives from municipalities, non-governmental organizations, volunteer groups, and county agencies. The conference was facilitated by Dr. Gina L. Keel, professor of political science at SUNY Oneonta. Attendees had extensive table discussions on messaging content and media,…


How To Address HABs? NALMS’ New President Offers Guidance

How To Address HABs? NALMS’ New President Offers Guidance By TED MEBUST WESTFORD – This past summer, Otsego Lake and surrounding area water bodies saw an influx of harmful algal blooms, posing a threat to biodiversity, water potability and recreational activities. HABs, caused by an overabundance of Microcystis, a harmful strain of cyanobacteria, represent one of the biggest environmental threats to area water bodies since the introduction of zebra mussels, and more recently quagga mussels. The latter two species are…

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