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



Boat Launch Steward Program

Volunteers needed!
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Navigation & Recreation

Keuka Lake Anglers' Diary - 2016

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Invasive Species

Boat Stewards Volunteers NEEDED!!!

Hello Keuka Lake Association Members!

As many of you already know from attending KLA annual meetings and reading KLA newsletter, the KLA watercraft steward program is our first line of defense in protecting Keuka Lake from introductions of new aquatic invasive species. In 2016, the KLA was awarded a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for $100,000 to help fund the watercraft steward program for three years.

The grant requires a 25% match of $30,000 that the KLA must meet through direct expenses or in-kind matches of expenses or volunteer time. We rely largely on volunteers to assist with the watercraft steward program--volunteer hours are valued at $12/hour and are applied towards meeting the $30,000 match.

We have a group of dedicated volunteers and we are incredibly grateful to them for donating their valuable time! If we don’t meet our match then we default on the grant and place our watercraft steward program in jeopardy.

Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer. Shifts are two hours long and you can open the attached July 2017 calendar to view the available dates and times. Volunteers always work alongside a paid steward (Ryan, Chris, Kati, and/or Bryan), so they have assistance and support when at a boat launch. Keep an eye out for the August schedule in the coming weeks.

Volunteering is a great way to become involved in the efforts to keep our lake clean and to also raise awareness concerning the spread and impact invasive species have in the ecosystem. Please contact program coordinator Bryan Hill if you would like to volunteer:

Thank you so much in advance for your purposeful consideration of this important matter.

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