Purpose (from our Certificate of Incorporation for the Corporation, filed with the New York Department of State on June 20, 2007):
The objectives of the Association shall be to further the enhancement and protection of the ecology, beauty of Mirror Lake, its shores and watershed, more specifically all that public and private land which drains into the Lake, together with the promotion of appropriate use and enjoyment of the Lake by its members and the public-at-large.
The Mirror Lake Watershed Association (MLWA) was formed in 1997 by the LP/NE Water Management Committee to focus on water quality in the Mirror Lake watershed. Our association’s first action was to join the NYS Federation of Lakes Association (FOLA) and begin volunteer water sampling under a program administered by the NYS DEC. Through volunteer efforts and fundraising the MLWA has worked to educate our leaders and the public to the dangers to Mirror Lake water quality and preventative measures that can be taken.
The Mirror Lake Watershed Association incorporated in 2008 as an independent entity with a Board of Directors and three officers. The Association is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible. Current officers are as follows:
Chair – Bill Billerman
Vice-Chair – Mitch Goroski
Treasurer – Mark Wilcox
We have ongoing projects in the areas of:
- water quality and clean up activities
- public education
- advocacy for Mirror Lake
- invasive species monitoring and control