Our Mission

The purposes of FLRWA are to bring together the members, expertise and desires of the Finger Lakes watershed associations to preserve and protect their watersheds with a collective regional voice; to join forces to advocate for mutually beneficial regional changes, backed by sound research; and to promote collective actions that represent the desires of the entire Finger Lakes region.

Alliance members believe that a common cross-Finger Lakes positioning regarding the issues that face these lakes might be more successful than individual lake and watershed associations acting independently. The impact of lake and watershed associations acting together is more likely to produce positive results when dealing with agencies and higher levels of government. Alliance members also believe it is important to draw upon the collective skills and resources of the entire region’s lake and watershed associations to launch innovative pilot programs that, if successful, can be shared across the region.