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.

Bemus Bay Herbicide Informational Bulletin

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

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
CLA Celebrates Successful Summer Season, Looks Ahead to Challenges in 2017
CLA Celebrates Successful Summer Season, Looks Ahead to Challenges in 2017
September 21, 2016
As the Chautauqua Lake Association harvesting season comes to an end, the organization has reported 2016 as a resounding success. Over 13 million pounds of aquatic vegetation was removed fro...
CLFA Donates $7,000 to CLA
CLFA Donates $7,000 to CLA
August 18, 2016
The Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association recently presented a check to the Chautauqua Lake Association to help with lake maintenance. The $7,000 donation will be used to continue lake health ...
CLA Boat Launch Steward Program
CLA Boat Launch Steward Program
May 9, 2016
Chautauqua Lake Association President R. Craig Butler recently announced that the Association will be one of twenty-four municipalities and nonprofits selected from throughout New York State...

A CLEAN LAKE IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS.