It takes a Network to protect a watershed! Listed alphabetically below are some of the agencies, organizations, community groups, and nonprofits who contribute work, information, and passion to help take care of Cayuga Lake and its 860 square mile watershed. 

Click on the ones you are interested in to link to further information. If you know of entities who should be added, or do not find the watershed-related information you seek here, please contact us.

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Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency

Cayuga Lake fishing information from NYSDEC

Cayuga Lake water level 

Cayuga Nature Center

Community Science Institute 


Cornell Cooperative Extension


Environmental Hot Lines, NY DEC:                                                                            

This page has links to contact information for all of DEC's offices:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/259.html  For general information, or if you are not sure which program or office to contact, you can reach DEC at:                                                                   New York State Department of Environmental Conservation                                                       625 Broadway                                                                                                                       Albany, New York 12233-0001

  • To report an environmental violation - call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332) or email us (clickable DEC link), and your identity will be kept confidential.
  • To report a chemical or oil spill - call the DEC 24 Hour Spill Hotline 1-800-457-7362 (within NY State) or (518) 457-7362 (outside NY State).               
  • To report other environmental problems, contact the DEC regional office that serves that county. 

Finger Lakes Energy Challenge

Finger Lakes Institute 

Finger Lakes – Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance (FLLOWPA)

Finger Lakes Land Trust

Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance

Floating Classroom on Cayuga Lake/Trout in the Classroom


Gas Drilling and Fracking Community Groups and other information sources: 

Go to our   gas drilling & fracking Resources page 

Hydrilla information - Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Hydrilla Information - our Resources hydrilla page

Intermunicipal Organization, Cayuga Lake Watershed

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

NY DEC, Dept of Environmental Conservation Water information pages and links


Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Sustainable Tompkins

Tompkins County Water Resources

Two-Row Wampum Renewal Campaign

United States Geological Survey