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August 1, 2010: Otsego Lake Clean-Up Day!! Starting around 11:00am BFS Faculty, Staff and Interns will be collecting lake-related debris and waste from lake-side properties via the BFS research vessel Anadontoides. If you have materials you'd like us to collect, please pile them on the end of your dock with a sign (if we can't tell that it is for us we won't take it!). Brush, household garbage, and trees will not be accepted. Please call with any questions! 607-547-8778
July 20, 2010: Otsego Lake Water Quality Data for profiles observed July 1st and 15th are available on the Otsego Lake Information page.
July 16, 2010: The Otsego County Conservation Association held a dinner to honor Dr. Harman "for his personal and professional commitment to the preservation and protection of Otsego Lake, the headwaters of teh Susquehanna River". The event also served to establish the Willard N. Harman OCCA Biological Field Station Internship Endowment Fund. More information on the dinner and donations to the fund can be found at the OCCA's website: www.occainfo.org Photos from the event will be available in the coming weeks.
July 15, 2010: Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa), an exotic charoid (macroalgae) species, was found in Otsego Lake for the first time by BFS personnel. This aquatic macroalgae has been found in other lakes across the region (Canadarago and Moraine Lakes). It can form dense mats along the lake-bottom, pushing out most other plant species. More information related to starry stonewort and its presence in Otsego Lake will be added in the future. This is Otesgo Lake's 25th documented exotic species introduction.
June 18, 2010: Summer Research Interns have started work at the BFS!! Congrats to the students chosen for the 2010 Internship Program. Monitoring efforts have begun on Canadarago and Otsego Lakes (and watersheds), Moraine Lake, a marsh in Oneonta, and will begin next week on the upper reaches of the Susquehanna River.
March 29, 2010: Otsego Lake is officially free of ice; bi-weekly linological monitoring will begin for the year.
March 24, 2010: Winter 2009-2010 Reporter is available!
February 19, 2010: Applications for 2010 internships for undergraduate and high school students are being accepted at this time! Information and forms are available on our internships page. Deadlines vary by internship category.
January 2010: Dr. Butts' work on deer ticks was referenced in local and regional news articles, including the Oneonta Daily Star and New York Outdoor News.
December 30, 2009: Recently completed Master's Thesis by Elias J. Moskal available on the publications page and in print (OP No. 45).The Use of Radium Isotopes and Water Chemistry to Determine Patterns of Groundwater Recharge to Otsego Lake, Otsego County, New York.
November 20, 2009: Press Release: "The deer tick which carries Lyme Disease had been found regularly recently in this immediate area. Because of the serious implications of this, Dr. William Butts has written a brief letter of concern." See Dr. Butts' letter of concern here
October 2, 2009: New Otsego Lake Water Quality Data updates are available from the Otsego Lake Information Page
September 1, 2009: Summer/Fall 2009 Reporter is available! Includes a brief update on zebra mussels in Otsego Lake
August 20, 2009: New Otsego Lake Water Quality Data updates are available from the Otsego Lake Information Page
As of May 2009, The BFS has a new temporary home while our main facility undergoes renovations.
Be sure to check out our new contact information before calling!
Last updated: Tuesday July 20, 2010