CLA to Participate in Virtual Conference at Chautauqua Institution

CLA to Participate in Virtual Conference at Chautauqua Institution

Conference, News, Science & Testing
On Saturday, October 24, members of the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) will join CLA Executive Director Doug Conroe and other guest speakers in a virtual conference at Chautauqua Institution. This program, which is set to begin at 10am will cover a variety of aquatic research topics including the effects of climate change and harmful algal blooms NYSFOLA Western Regional/Finger Lakes Virtual Conference AGENDA October 24, 2020 10:00AM-noon Opening Statements Don Cook, NYSFOLA Board Member Doug Conroe, Executive Director - Chautauqua Lake Association Tarki Heath, NYSFOLA President 1st Presentation“Chemically Fingerprinting the Source of Foam on Canandaigua Lake”By Dr. Richard W. Smith and Dr. Stella C. Woodard, Global Aquatic Research 2nd Presentation“The Future Climate of New York State: Will All Regions Be Affected the Same”By Dr. Mark Wysocki,…
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Work Plan: Week of June 8-12, 2020

Work Plan: Week of June 8-12, 2020

Work Plan
This week marks the first week of our in-lake maintenance services for the summer of 2020! Crews will be working out of our Long Point State Park and Lakewood (CLA shop) locations. Long Point Harvesting Crews will include two harvesters.  This crew will be clearing navigational paths in the Shore Acres area and upper/lower Stow; then assessing the growth in the Oriental Park area. The Long Point Shoreline Crews will include a near-shore skimming machine and two barges. They will begin at the point near Shore Acres and work South. Lakewood Harvesting Crews will also include two harvesters. They will continue to cut navigational paths in the southern basin. Lakewood Shoreline Crew will include two barges and a near-shore skimming machine. They will begin clearing the shores of Old Fluvanna…
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Paint the Lake Fundraiser Update

Paint the Lake Fundraiser Update

Fundraising, News
Our 2020 Paint the Lake Fundraiser has been rescheduled for July 15, 2021. Though we were extremely excited to have Michael Israel visit Chautauqua Lake again, it is in the best interest of all parties to postpone the event due to COVID-19. We appreciate the wonderful support and apologize to those who have already purchased tickets and sponsorships. You will be contacted individually with the option to have your support refunded or to have it put towards our 2021 Paint the Lake Fundraiser. Please mark your calendars for next year — July 15, 2021 and join us for this amazing show. Follow the link below for more information on the Paint the Lake Fundraising event with Michael Israel. Learn More
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Dragon Boat Update

Dragon Boat Update

Fundraising, News
2020 Dragon Boat Event Rescheduled The Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Committee is saddened to announce that the 2020 Event has been postponed due to COVID-19. This community fundraising event, created for the benefit of local organizations including the Chautauqua Lake Association, will be held on August 14, 2021, at Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron, NY. "We feel it is in the best interest for all involved to reschedule this year's Dragon Boat event. Safety is our top priority," said Heather Nolan-Caskey, Dragon Boat Committee Chair. As event organizers look ahead to next year's event, Nolan-Caskey shares hope that the event will be bigger and better than ever before. All 2020 registrations and sponsorship contributions will be credited toward the 2021 event or refunded in full. Please call 716-763-8602 for…
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CLA’s Boat Steward Program Enters Its Fifth Year

News
The Chautauqua Lake Association is tasked with providing efficient and effective maintenance services for all Chautauqua Lake users. Part of that is to provide educational services to the community about the ecosystem and environmental lake management practices. This summer marks the fifth straight year that the CLA’s Boat Steward Program has helped educate the public on spread prevention. Funded through a NYS grant, the Steward program hopes to be fully staffed this week. The intention of the program is to educate boaters and prevent the spread of unwanted aquatic invasive species throughout New York state. There are stewards at seven public boat launches on Chautauqua Lake, as well as in Cassadaga, Barcelona, and the Dunkirk harbor. “The very first thing a steward does is visually inspect your boat and trailer, then enter what kind…
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