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Lake Oscawana Civic Association

The private sector part of this Lake management partnership has been led since l985 by LOCA.

LOCA has been instrumental in organizing and galvanizing the input of property owners within the Lake community towards both short term and longer term remediation efforts to improve the quality of the Lake. In 2007 LOCA commissioned a study and report by Princeton Hydro, LLC, on the current conditions of the Lake resulting in a series of recommendations for Lake and Watershed Management. Focus of this undertaking has been on ways to protect the ecological and recreational future of the Lake, the property value of residents and the position of the Lake as a central resource of the Town. In the spring of 2008 several public presentations were made to the Town, and broadcast on the cable network, outlining the study’s findings and the various approaches which could be implemented. LOCA is now actively working with Town government on implementing the Plan’s recommendations and on strategies for future action. Meetings have been held with our Federal and state elected officials and the Town is also applying for economic stimulus funds to move forward with several parts of the Management Plan including the creation of a series of biofilters along Lake shore and improvements to the current phosphate filtering systems. LOCA also provides public comment on applications before the Planning and Zoning Boards which may impact Lake conditions and coordinates work with LOAC to ensure that there is active enforcement of Town regulations regarding Lake activities. 

LOCA also enjoys a prominent community role in sponsoring various events which allow residents in a social setting to meet their neighbors. Historic boat tours of the Lake, hikes in the watershed hills, dinners and trips to local museums and sporting events, and an annual summer party all combine to encourage the participation of residents in the life and future of our Lake.