Stewards of Chautauqua Lake
Stewards of Chautauqua Lake
As the Steward of the Lake since 1954, no other entity exists locally to do what the CLA does.
Connecting with the Community
Connecting with the Community
The CLA helps facilitate several fun, interactive, and informative events throughout the year!
Why We Are Here
Why We Are Here
Our number one priority is to keep Chautauqua Lake safe, fun, and clean for residents and visitors alike.

About the CLA

The CLA’s mission is to provide effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users. As the “Stewards of the Lake,” the CLA serves to promote and facilitate the ongoing scientific monitoring of Chautauqua Lake and its ecosystem.

We perform annual general lake maintenance, aquatic vegetation control, floating debris removal, shoreline and post-storm clean-up, plus scientific monitoring to meet lake management needs.

2017 CLA Boat Stewards Needed

LAKE HEALTH RESOURCES

HAB Info
Invasive Species
Important Links

HELPFUL ONLINE FEATURES

LIVE Lake Webcam and Weather
Live lake cam feed plus up-to-date weather.
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Work Reports
Harvest reports are a weekly reports that we publish as soon as our season opens in June.
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Boat Launch Sites and Marinas
Chautauqua Lake is home to many public boat launch sites and private marinas.
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Contact Us
Questions or comments? Give us a call!
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2016 By The Numbers

99
Crews
99
Hours Per Day
99
Days Per Week
99
Months of the Year

Latest CLA News

2017 CLA Boat Stewards Needed
2017 CLA Boat Stewards Needed
June 3, 2017
The CLA is recruiting approximately 9 Boat Steward Positions within multiple regions across Chautauqua County (locations include Chautauqua Lake, Bear Lake, Cassadaga Lake, and Lake Erie). ...
CLA begins shoreline demonstration project
CLA begins shoreline demonstration project
June 3, 2017
The Chautauqua Lake Association recently launched its new Automated Near-Shoreline Maintenance Machine which will be a major component in the organization’s planned shoreline maintenance dem
CLA Annual Meeting set for June 5
May 15, 2017
The Chautauqua Lake Association has announced their Annual Meeting will take place on June 5 at the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua Institution. New this year will be a public workshop series ...
Bemus Bay Herbicide Informational Bulletin
Bemus Bay Herbicide Informational Bulletin
April 11, 2017
Recent activity by property owners in Bemus Bay to pursue receiving herbicide permits for the treatment of submerged aquatic vegetation in Bemus Bay has caused the CLA to receive inquiri...
Chautauqua Cleanup Celebrates PA River of the Year
Chautauqua Cleanup Celebrates PA River of the Year
April 2, 2017
The Conewango Creek Watershed Association, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, and Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District announce plans for the Third Chautauqua Lake Cleanup...
2016 CLA Boat Steward Program Recap
2016 CLA Boat Steward Program Recap
September 21, 2016
The Chautauqua Lake Association has announced that their voluntary boat steward program has been a success for the 2016 summer season.  Over 3,500 boats were logged and their captains and cr

A CLEAN LAKE IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS.