The Oneida Lake Association is the only organization whose sole purpose is the preservation and enhancement of the Oneida Lake environment. Since its inception in 1945, the Association's lobbying has contributed to many positive changes in and around the lake. Among the projects that have been implemented, through Association efforts, are the construction of the Oneida Fish Cultural Station at Constantia, the renovation of the South Shore Boat Launch near Bridgeport and the Godfrey Point Launch by Cleveland, the promotion of youth angling through annual "Take A Youngster Fishing" derbies, the passage of legislation that banned walleyed pike marketing, and the maintenance of environmentally-sound water levels.