Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

By-laws Adopted 04-20-17


President:  Rick Weakland
VP of Water Quality:  Dan Corbett
VP of Operations: Jacob Welch
Secretary:  Peter Muller
Treasurer: Frank Case

Administrative Assistant:

Jody Tyler
[email protected]

 Board Members:

Term Expires 2019:
Kelly Coughlin (Geneva)
Henry Kimball (Dundee)
Larry Martin (Penn Yan)
Peter Muller (Dundee)
Leigh Triner (Hector)


Term Expires 2020:
Richard Ahola (Dundee)
Bob Barton (Mecklenburg)
James Bromka (Romulus)
Dan Corbett (Himrod)
Jacob Fox (Geneva)
Sayre Fulkerson (Himrod)
William McAdoo (Geneva)
Kevin Roe (Cazenovia)
Robert Shrader (Himrod)
John Socha (Himrod)


Term Expires 2021:
Thomas Burrall (Geneva)
Frank Case (Romulus)
Rick Weakland (Burdett)
Jacob Welch (Himrod)


  • 2016 – SLPWA’s Stream Monitoring efforts led to Reeder Creek being placed on the Impaired Water Body list which should lead to remediation efforts by the NYS DEC.


  • 2015 – SLPWA in collaboration with Finger Lakes Institute and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) established a Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) Monitoring Program 3 years ago. The program began with the HABs Hotline for reporting suspicious blooms and has grown into a full blown monitoring program with over 80 volunteers reporting weekly observations to the NYS DEC in the months of August and September.


  • 2014 – SLPWA launched a Stream Monitoring Program to identify and prioritize present sources of pollution entering Seneca Lake as well as to create a baseline of information against which future sources of pollution can be established. The program is an ongoing collaborative effort of SLPWA volunteers and the Community Science Institute (CSI) in Ithaca. SLPWA has roughly 60 volunteers monitor 5 streams at with up to 6 different collection points within the stream. SLPWA projects that the 2018 stream monitoring laboratory costs will exceed $31,500.00. This Stream Monitoring Program is made possible by a grant from the Tripp Foundation.


  • 2013 – Environmental Quality Award presented to SLPWA by the US Environmental Protection Agency for protecting public health and enhancing the environmental quality of the Seneca Lake Watershed.


  • 1999 – The State of the Seneca Lake Watershed a comprehensive summary assessment cosponsored by SLPWA and SLAP-5, a five county consortium was published. Over time SLAP-5 became the Seneca Lake Inter-municipal Organization with over 50 percent of the localities adopting the plan.