Watershed Plan Case Study

Lake Ontario Basin

A Watershed Organization that Passes Down the Funding

The Finger Lakes / Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance (FLLOWPA) implements a program called the Special Projects Fund, which provides small grants for projects that advance the goals of watershed management. Projects must be sponsored by a member county and collaborative projects are encouraged. FLLOWPA funds have supported stream bank stabilization, habitat protection, invasive species management, water quality monitoring, and education and outreach projects throughout the watersheds of New York’s Lake Ontario basin.

The FLLOWPA Special Projects program awarded $10,000 for research focused on controlling Eurasian water chestnut populations in the Seneca Oswego Oneida River System.

This case study appears in Chapter 6 of the Watershed Planning Guidebook.