Watershed Alliance Rates CLA Highest, Suggests $162,050 Grant Award

Watershed Alliance Rates CLA Highest, Suggests $162,050 Grant Award

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The Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance rated a funding request from the Chautauqua Lake Association highest of 12 approved last week and asked the Ralph C. Sheldon and Chautauqua Region Community foundations to fund the CLA at $162,050. The three evaluating groups grading the 12 approved requests included staff members of the alliance, its science committee and an outside third party, EcoLogic LLC, of Cazenovia, NY. The CLA and the alliance’s own request for $7,550 for the Chautauqua Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection Volunteer Taskforce each received the highest scores, at 74 percent. The CLA, with a projected 2019 budget of $1.07 million, sought $220,000 from the foundations via the alliance’s evaluation process for the CLA’s annual aquatic plant harvesting and lake maintenance programs. The $162,050 funding could…
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Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

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Boats, trailers, waders and other fishing and boating equipment can spread aquatic invasive species from waterbody to waterbody unless properly cleaned, dried or disinfected after use. Although some invasive species such as water milfoil are readily visible to the human eye, many others are too small to be readily noticed. To avoid spreading invasive species please follow the guidelines in the following steps: CLICK HERE
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CLFA Donates $5,000 to the CLA

CLFA Donates $5,000 to the CLA

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The Chautauqua Lake Association graciously accepted a $5,000 donation recently from the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association. The CLFA is an annual supporter of the CLA’s mission to keep the lake healthy and clean. “We are happy to be able to support the CLA again this year. Their work is essential to Chautauqua Lake. Their persistent efforts support the economy and our mission to better Chautauqua Lake,” said Mark Damon, CLFA President. To date, the CLFA has donated just shy of $60,000 toward lake maintenance. “Much like the CLA, the Fishing Association is passionate about keeping the lake healthy and well maintained for all lake users. I am extremely pleased that we can continue to work together with the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association for the good of Chautauqua Lake,” said CLA…
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Tour Chautauqua Lake… All Aboard!

Tour Chautauqua Lake… All Aboard!

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Please join us for an evening on the Chautauqua Belle to observe and learn about the importance of natural shorelines, buffer strips, and re-naturalization projects occurring on the shoreline and in the watershed to prevent and reduce water pollution, soil erosion, and mitigate clear water and a healthy Chautauqua Lake. Wednesday evening, August 22nd, at 6 PM we will board the Chautauqua Belle at the dock in Midway State Park, Bemus Point, NY and take a 2-hour tour of Chautauqua Lake’s shoreline in an entertaining, enjoyable and educational venue to learn personal watershed management techniques and environmental lake management practices. Pre-sale tickets are available for $40 per person online by (CLICKING HERE) or by contacting either office via phone or in person. Everyone lives in a watershed; how we conduct…
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Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Season Has Arrived

Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Season Has Arrived

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Regarding health symptoms that may be associated with HABs, reporting of HAB-related illness is voluntary. New York State DOH and DEC collect information on HABs and HAB-associated illness to help prevent further illnesses and improve understanding of how HABs affect human health, animal health and the environment. If you are experiencing health symptoms that may be associated with exposure to a harmful algal bloom (HAB), the first priority is to seek medical attention for your symptoms. If the illness is potentially HAB-related, you can also report your symptoms to your local health department or NYSDOH (harmfulalgae@health.ny.gov). In any case, the links below will help answer many of your questions. You can and should inform yourself about harmful algal blooms and learn how to protect yourself from them, how to report…
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