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Clear Lake. Pure Water.

Our mission is to promote the protection of the water quality of Skaneateles Lake and environmentally sound regional management of its watershed.

Become a member

Together, we can protect Skaneateles Lake.

Whether you live on it, play in it, look at it or drink from it, Skaneateles Lake is your lake, and you can help keep it pristine. The Skaneateles Lake Association is the only non-profit organization solely dedicated to keeping Skaneateles Lake clear and pure.

Your support is vital to our lake’s survival.

The SLA is focused on directly addressing many of the greatest threats to the quality of our lake, including invasive species prevention, harmful algal bloom research and monitoring, milfoil control and hemlock protection, just to name a few.

Your donation can make a big difference in protecting our clean, pure water quality for generations to come.


Programs That Protect

Our core programs are designed to protect the water quality of the lake.

Once AIS find their way into a waterbody, they are virtually impossible to eliminate.

Since 2007, SLA has conducted the most robust, continuous effort of milfoil control in the Finger Lakes.

Cyanobacteria can produce toxins posing health risks to people and animals.

Hemlock trees are vital to reducing runoff and nutrient-loading.

Take action at home to protect the lake.

Our Community Guide to Lake Friendly Living has all kinds of tips on how you can help protect the lake in your daily life.

In addition to becoming a member, we invite you to be more active in protecting the lake at home. Sign the Lake Friendly Living pledge and do what you can to help keep the lake healthy and beautiful.

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