Resources

Here are a few helpful resources.

Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council
Lead agency overseeing the protection of the Canandaigua Lake watershed. Consists of publicly elected representatives from each of the fourteen watershed and water purveying municipalities. Goal is to maintain and enhance high water quality through education, research, restoration and, if necessary, regulation. Site provides access to the Watershed Management Plan, monitoring programs, publications, lake level reports, and much more.

Finger Lakes – Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance(FLLOWPA)
Coalition of all 25 counties in New York State’s Lake Ontario drainage basin. Fosters coordinated watershed management programs across the Lake Ontario Basin based on local needs.

Ontario County Docking and Mooring Law
Focuses on regulating the uses and number of facilities allowed per lineal foot of lakeshore of a parcel.

Finger Lakes Land Trust
Since 1989 has worked to protect the natural integrity of the Finger Lakes Region. Protected thousands of acres of wetlands, streams, meadows, forests, farmlands and shrublands throughout the region. Examples: South Hill (Middlesex), Grimes Glen (Naples), and the new South Bristol Overlook.

The Nature Conservancy
Though global, also works with private landowners to preserve lands through conservation easements. Example: Watershed on Coy Road.

Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
Site offers a wealth of information for people living in and visiting the Canandaigua area: places to stay, things to do, facilities for groups and meetings, and much more.

Canandaigua Lake Parks
Brief description of area parks, camping, accommodations, attractions, and more.

The Finger Lakes Connection
Comprehensive resource for all the Finger Lakes region offers.

Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
Site provides information about places to stay, things to do, places to eat, and much more in the greater Finger Lakes region.

New York Wine and Culinary Center
Designed to engage, excite and inspire people in a celebration of New York wine and food. Educational and experiential gateway to New York State’s incredible wine, food and culinary industries.

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Dedicated to conserving, improving, and protecting New York’s natural resources and environment.

Boating Licenses
General information about licenses needed to operate boats and jet skis.

DEC Fishing Licensing
General information about fishing in Canandaigua Lake, the Finger Lakes region, and other parts of New York State.

New York State Department of Health
Watershed Protection and Partnership Council, coastal resources, waterfronts.

New York State Department of State
Watershed Protection and Partnership Council, coastal resources, waterfronts.

Center for Watershed Protection
Non-profit corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation’s most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers. Has developed and disseminated a multi-disciplinary strategy to watershed protection that encompasses watershed planning, watershed restoration, stormwater management, watershed research, better site design, education and outreach, and watershed training.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Laws, regulations, and guidance regarding all aspects of protecting the environment.

Local Government Websites

Town of Bristol

City of Canandaigua

Town of Canandaigua

Town of Gorham

Town of Hopewell

Town of Italy

Town of Middlesex

Village of Naples

Ontario County

Town of Potter

Town of South Bristol

Looking for a easy way to access phone numbers of local government offices? Try http://www.countyoffice.org/.