Keuka Lake is the central lake of the Finger Lakes which are located in Western New York.

Founded in 1956, the Keuka Lake Association, with over 1600 members, provides a unified voice for those who love Keuka Lake.

Our mission is to preserve and protect Keuka Lake and its natural beauty for future generations.

Keuka is a most special Finger Lake because of the unusual 'Y' shape the lake possesses. Keuka Lake's Bluff Point forms the peninsula in the lake giving it this unique shape.

Please join the Keuka Lake Association and help us protect the beauty of Keuka Lake.

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Lake Protection
Educational Resources
To Preserve and Protect Keuka Lake



Boater's Safety Course - Yates Co. - June 19

The Yates County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol will be offering a boater’s safety course. Participants must be a minimum of 10 years old. This course complies with adult certification and persons 14 and older who wish to operate a Personal Water Craft.

*** Please note: All operators of Personal Water Craft must have a boater safety card, regardless of age.

Please place on your community calendar the following boater safety course, presented by the Yates County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Unit.

This course is between seven and eight hours long and class size is limited to the first 20 students.

Date & time ---- Saturday, June 19, 2021, 8:00am to approximately 4:00pm

Location---- Yates County Office Building, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527

There is a fee of $5.00 per person. Payment must be made with cash, money order, or bank certified check.
No personal checks or debit /credit cards.

** Tickets to attend must be purchased in advance at the Yates County Public Safety Building, 227 Main Street, Penn Yan, New York, Monday, through Friday 8:30 am through 4:15 pm.
Last day to purchase tickets is June 18, 2021.
Payment can also be made in advance by mailing your fee to the Yates County Public Safety Building at the above address, (Attention boater safety) and must be received by June 16, 2021 to be registered. Please make Money Orders or Bank Certified Checks payable to (YCSO-Boater Safety) Please include a note with the attendees’ name, age and contact phone number in the envelope.

Note: We do not break for lunch so bring a drink, bag lunch and/ or snacks. This course is also available on-line by following this link:
Any questions about signing up for the class please call 315-536-5178

See us also at:

Thank you for your cooperation,
Lt. Edwin C. Nemitz Jr. 


2021 KLA & LCC Golf Tournament 7/12/21

Come join the fun!!
2nd Annual KLA-LCC Golf Tournament to be held July 12, at Lakeside Country Club. It will benefit both KLA and LCC. See entry form for details.


Open Burning in NYS

Open Burning is banned in NYS from 3-16 to 5-14.
Help prevent brush/forest fires!!


WANTED! Watercraft Stewards

Love the Finger Lakes? Become a Watercraft Steward & get paid to help protect them! Summer 2021

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Wanted: LEAD Watercraft Steward

Love the Finger Lakes? Become the Lead Watercraft Steward & get paid to help protect them! Summer 2021
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Be on the Lookout for Amphibians Crossing the Road

With the arrival of spring temperatures, amphibians have begun their annual migrations to woodland pools to breed. Often, they must cross roads to reach these pools. In New York, this migration usually occurs on rainy nights in late March and early April, when the night air temperature is above 40F. When these conditions exist there can be explosive, "big night" migrations, with hundreds of amphibians on the move. Volunteers can help document these locations and help amphibians like wood frogs, spotted salamanders, American toads, or spring peepers safely cross the road. Drivers on New York roads are encouraged to proceed with caution or avoid travel on the first warm, rainy evenings of the season. Amphibians come out after nightfall and are slow-moving; mortality can be high even on low-traffic roads. 


Orange buoys on Keuka

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Seneca-Keuka Watershed Partnership Newsletter- NEW

The Seneca-Keuka Watershed Partnership was
formed in 2018 to coordinate conservation
efforts on a larger watershed scale. By working
together, we can accomplish greater water
quality goals. This newsletter will highlight our efforts to protect
the beautiful Finger Lakes and will share new ways that you can
become involved. Our first publication offers background
information on the formation of this partnership and our efforts
towards watershed planning.

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NEW Fishing Info - sportfish, trout sampling

Fishing Regulation Reminder
To protect our
cool water sportfish species during their spawning season, the open season for northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge and walleye closes on March 15. Rest assured, they'll be back when their season reopens on May 1. (1st Saturday in May per statewide angling regulations)

No Rainbow Trout Sampling Events This Year for Finger Lakes Tributaries
The 2021 rainbow trout sampling events for Naples Creek in Ontario County and Cold Brook in Steuben County will not be held as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

These events having gained in popularity over the years and often draw large crowds. Ensuring the safety of staff and attendees is first and foremost. We're hopeful these public events will resume in 2022.


Wanted: Volunteers for Macrophyte Survey Program

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HAB Info and Reporting

The KLA would like to recommend three “starter” websites that you can go to and get clear, relevant, and up-to-date information about HABs. The first 2 sites are from the NY Department of the Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the third is from the NYS Department of Health (DOH).

Please use these sites as your first stop:
1. Good overview and up-to-date info on HABs and actions: 

2. A one-page brochure with quick info and pics:

3. A one-page brochure from DOH with quick info and pics:

Note: The first website listed has a link to report the possible HAB to the DEC under "Report It!”. You can fill out a form and email it and post a picture to the DEC. The DEC then notifies our KLA CSLAP representative, Maria Hudson, to take a sample which provides results in a few days.