The 5th Annual Owasco Lake Day, a celebration and family-friendly event focused on Owasco Lake, will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at the pavilion and surrounding areas of Emerson Park in Auburn.
There will be hands-on family activities, children’s games, pontoon boat rides, and refreshments for families beginning at 3 p.m. At the same time, a Resource Fair will take place inside the pavilion. The resource fair will feature opportunities for citizen involvement and plenty of information and informal presentations from local and state agencies and organizations.
At 5:30 p.m., the nationally known author Fred Kirschenmann of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State will deliver the keynote address, “Farms, the Watershed, and the Lake.” Following the keynote presentation, a special report on the status of the lake will be offered by Dr. John Halfman of the Finger Lake Institute. Additional information on invasive species will be provided by Bruce Natale, past chair of the Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency.
The event is being sponsored by the Owasco Watershed Lake Association, Cayuga Community College, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology, Finger Lakes Institute, and Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency.
Attendees of the event will have free parking and admission. The pavilion is an accessible facility.