COOPERSTOWN – SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station Researcher Holly Waterfield will report on the status of the Goodyear Lake Management Plan at the next Otsego County Water Quality Coordinating Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 26.
The WQCC meeting, which begins at 1 p.m. in Classroom A of The Meadows Office Building, 140 County Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown, is hosted by the Otsego County Planning Department. This event is free and open to the public; pre-registration is required by Tuesday, March 25. Those interested in attending should e-mail WQCC Facilitator Darla M. Youngs email@example.com or call (607) 547-4488.
Waterfield will provide an overview of the ongoing work by Caitlin Stroosnyder to study Goodyear Lake and develop a comprehensive management plan for the lake and its watershed. Stroosnyder is a graduate student in SUNY Oneonta’s Lake Management Master of Science Program; her research to this point has largely focused on determining the current state of affairs in the lake and surveying the perceptions and opinions of residents both lakeside and in the upstream watershed. In the coming months, Stroosnyder will be working with local communities, the Goodyear Lake Association, and the Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District to draft a plan for the future management of this important local resource.
This event is made possible thanks to the Otsego County WQCC which, in order to better satisfy the educational component of its mission, has restructured its monthly meetings to include public information sessions. The OCWQCC was established in 1992 as a sub-committee of the Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District. It is comprised of a diverse group of people representing state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and lake associations. These members have technical expertise and knowledge and are committed to working to improve and maintain the quality of water in Otsego County through the reduction of nonpoint source pollution within its boundaries.
For more information on the WQCC, visit www.otsegosoilandwater.com/waterqualitycc.html