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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CLA Annual Meeting Scheduled for Monday June 11

CLA Annual Meeting Scheduled for Monday June 11

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You're cordially invited to attend the annual meeting of the Chautauqua Lake Association which is to be held on Monday, June 11, at the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua Institution. There will be a public workshop series from 4-6:00 pm followed by an informal Q&A and social hour at 7:00 pm. Dinner will be served promptly at 7:00 pm. The business meeting will be conducted during dinner. Given the controversy that permeates the community regarding the utilization of herbicides, we expect that a portion o the meeting agenda will include this topic. Reservations needed for dinner however guests are invited to stay for the meeting if they like. Seating will be provided. Guest speakers and topics for the workshop include: 4-4:30 pm Bill and Linda Seleen Chautauqua Lake Wildlife Community Birding…
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An Introduction to Chautauqua Lake’s Invasive Aquatic Plant Species

An Introduction to Chautauqua Lake’s Invasive Aquatic Plant Species

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[caption id="attachment_1418" align="alignright" width="225"] Click to download event flyer.[/caption] There are many aquatic plants living in Chautauqua Lake; Some of these are beneficial native species, while others are introduced species which can have negative repercussions on recreational, environmental, and economic aspects of the lake. A series of free public programs are being offered to help people learn how to differentiate between plant types and learn what we as individuals and as a community can do to prevent the spread of invasive species in Chautauqua Lake. Early identification of target species, combined with quick, focused actions, can prevent an outbreak from becoming unmanageable. These free programs focus on public education and the future development of an effective Early Detection Volunteer Taskforce. By providing easy-to-use educational materials and offering both basic informational…
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