Local governments working together to

preserve and protect water quality

The Cayuga Lake Watershed Spans
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The Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization (CWIO)’s Mission

Our mission is to bring local governments in the Cayuga Lake watershed together to work collectively and collaboratively with partner agencies and organizations to monitor, protect, and restore water quality throughout the watershed in the face of a changing world.

Why CWIO work matters

New York State has tasked its municipal governments with protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the residents within their jurisdictions.

Watershed protection and stewardship of Cayuga Lake, its tributaries and its wetlands are in the public interest and should be managed in trust for the common benefit of all within the watershed. Watershed-wide organizations of local governments are able to facilitate partnerships across municipal boundaries to address threats to our water resources as a whole. Participating local governments gain the mutual advantage and efficiency of pooling resources and expertise to implement restoration and protection efforts throughout the watershed.

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CWIO Meetings

Meetings of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization (CWIO) are held at 7p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month. All are welcome to attend.

To view meeting agendas, minutes, work plans, bylaws, and other documents please visit our ABOUT page.