Oswego Lake Watershed Council

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Trees need TLC during heat

During periods of sweltering weather when we just want to run to the nearest AC, window fan or basement, it can be easy to forget that trees are also a vital cooling component of urban infrastructure: stationary superheroes that provide shade and evapotranspiration to help lower temps in the areas around them.

Remember to give your trees some TLC during these dry, hot spells, especially younger trees! Last year we compiled some handy guidelines for tree care during heatwaves, which you can find HERE

Stay cool out there and check on your neighbors, human and nonhuman! 🌞


2022 Local Native Plant Sales

Whether you’re planting or planning, good things to know!

Click on the image above to find local sources of native plants, including local plant sales, as well as retail, wholesale and native plant seed suppliers.

For more resources including what plants to use for different conditions (sunny & dry, shady & wet, etc.), you may want to also look HERE.


covid-19 virus


Oswego Lake Watershed Council’s number one priority is the health of our community and volunteers. We appreciate all of you and want you to know that our staff is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and taking appropriate measures to ensure that we are doing our part to promote wellness in the community.


Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police have reinvigorated national conversations around racial justice, and police violence against Black people. We condemn this racial violence.

Environmental justice is inherently linked with social and racial justice. We cannot have a safe and healthy watershed unless we address the conditions that harm folks who live in our community. We envision a world where a black man can hike through our local parks and birdwatch without fear of surveillance or violence. Where everyone can breathe, and have access to clean air and clean water.