OLT is a proud member of the community that cares about and stewards Otsego Lake. Being at the headwaters of the Susquehanna River, the lake plays a greatly significant role in healthy drinking water for millions of people down stream and throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
What we do with the clean waters here in the Upper Susquehanna watershed in Upstate New York directly effects people in New York City and the Chesapeake Bay. To further our positive impact, we are pleased to announce our selection as a regional non-profit partner in the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership.
The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership's mission is to foster collaborative action to conserve culturally and ecologically important landscapes to benefit people, economies and nature in the six-state watershed. The vision of the partnership spans from Cooperstown to Virginia Beach, from Appalachian mountain tops to the home of the blue crab, a labyrinth of 180,000 miles of healthy small streams and great rivers feeds the Chesapeake Bay. The vast watershed with its conserved farms, forests, fisheries and open spaces sustains and refreshes 18 million of us, as it did our ancestors.
Look to this page for updates on OLT's involvment in the Partnership.
For more information about the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership, please visit their website here
.Otsego Lake taken from Brookwood Point, the starting point of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.