Our Mission

​Our Mission is to protect and preserve the quality and riparian habitat of the inland waters of Oneida County by serving as an advocate and an information source for, and a communication link among lake and river associations and districts, county and ​local government, and the public.




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Your County Association Needs You. Please Consider Lending a Hand.

The Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association is revisiting its mission and looking to strengthen its role as an advocate for our county’s lakes and streams. To become more effective, we need more resources, most notably people willing to give their time and talent. Our lakes are at a critical juncture, as they face growing…


Future Direction for OCLRA

At the next OCLRA board meeting on Monday, August 8, 9 a.m., the key topic of discussion will be the future direction for the organization. We will explore where to focus our time and resources so as to have the greatest impact. There will be changes among the officers, most notably that Bob Martini has…


Doing the Right Thing for Our Lakes and Rivers

Our popular collection of essays on best practices for lake stewardship, lake science and shoreland restoration.

We Can't Accomplish This Work Without You

OCRLA is a 501c3 non-profit lake conservation and education organization. All of our work is funded by generous donations, public grants and support from our member families and lake organizations. Get involved and be part of a dynamic community working to preserve our beautiful lake and river heritage. Together, we can make a difference.