Welcome to the Lake Agawam Conservation Association. LACA was formed by a group of lakeside residents as well as other concerned citizens and local officials. Our goal is the restoration of Lake Agawam, the jewel of Southampton Village.

May 2017 Update: Storm Drains Installed

New storm drains and catch basins have been installed along Pond Lane, adding to extensive storm drain additions and upgrades designed to improve lake health. View photos of the project.

Your Lake Needs You

The delicate ecological balance of Lake Agawam has been upset by everyday human activities. The Village & Town of Southampton are working to address many of the stormwater problems around the lake, but this alone cannot restore the lake’s health.

As all of our actions are responsible for the lake’s decline, it will take everyone’s help to improve its health. Here are some suggestions:

Fertilize Wisely

Buffer Zone Sign

Contact us for your Free Buffer Zone kit!

Restore Vegetated Buffers

Minimize Harmful Stormwater Runoff

Maintain Your Septic System


levels remain in healthy range


high levels sustain lake's fish

Read the 2013 report

News and Updates

5/26/2017 — May 2017 Update: Storm Drains

11/6/2013 — More drainage work at Bowden Square, Fall 2013

more reading

Image Galleries

Historic Image Gallery

Our Partners

Peconic Land Trust

Christopher J. Gobler, PhD and his students at SoMAS

Village of Southampton

Town of Southampton