Chautauqua Lake Clean-Up Day May 18

Chautauqua Lake Clean-Up Day May 18

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The Conewango Creek Watershed Association is partnering with Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Chautauqua Lake Association to hold the Fifth Chautauqua Lake Cleanup. The Annual Cleanup will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 with registration at 8 am. Participants should be on the water or going to their on-land sites by 9 am and the event will end by 2 pm. Participants are asked to meet at the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association at 9 Chadakoin Avenue, Celoron, NY. Everyone is welcome to attend. Volunteers can work on-land or on-water. Volunteers can participate in the entire event or any portion of it. Volunteers are required to sign a waiver, check-in and check-out at the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association in Celoron, NY. Preregistration is required.…
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CLA Signs Chautauqua County Executive’s Memorandum of Agreement

CLA Signs Chautauqua County Executive’s Memorandum of Agreement

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On behalf of the Chautauqua Lake Association board of directors, President Paul O. Stage signed a memorandum of agreement Friday that Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello proposed to lake-management organizations and municipalities. “The CLA feels the MOA is a net win for the lake, and that’s been our focus all along, as it has been for our 66 years,” said Stage. “We want to thank County Executive Borrello for his leadership and efforts to bring everyone together for the good of the lake and its surrounding residents. We do believe that if everyone adheres to the concepts, and spirit, of this agreement, the lake will benefit from our collaboration.” The CLA earlier joined 10 non-profit groups in signing a separate conservation statement. Along with signing this agreement, there is now…
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CLA President Responds to Public Slam by Post Journal

CLA President Responds to Public Slam by Post Journal

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In a brief Letter to the Editor, CLA President Paul O. Stage responds to the public slam delivered to our organization in the The Post-Journal on March 10.   The Post Journal "Opinion" piece from March 10: http://www.post-journal.com/opinion/in-our-opinion/2019/03/who-exactly-isnt-playing-nicely-over-chautauqua-lake-policy/   CLA Letter to the Editor Response: http://www.post-journal.com/opinion/in-our-opinion/2019/03/who-exactly-isnt-playing-nicely-over-chautauqua-lake-policy/   Thank you for the editorial comment on Sunday, March 10, we appreciate the coverage The Post-Journal has given to Chautauqua Lake and the problems it currently faces. Every issue you spoke about has been discussed in our CLA board meetings as we try to find the answers to improve the lake, you could have had a seat at our table and fit right in. The 10 items submitted to the DEC are real, real issues, real problems, that need to be addressed in our current…
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Chautauqua Lake Association Urges NYC DEC to Deny Herbicide Permits on Chautauqua Lake

Chautauqua Lake Association Urges NYC DEC to Deny Herbicide Permits on Chautauqua Lake

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The Chautauqua Lake Association filed strong scientific and regulatory objections to municipal applications to the state Department of Environmental Conservation for permits to apply two powerful herbicides to 1,200 acres of Chautauqua Lake this summer.   The 10 objections range from failure to notify all effected shoreline property owners, to the lack of scientific understanding of lake currents that could spread the chemical herbicides well beyond even the large sections of the lake for which they are proposed. The chemicals are Aquathol K, containing endothall, and Navigate, containing 2,4-D. In addition, since the applications seek use of two herbicides, the effective coverage area is actually double, 2,400 acres, under the current permitting request.   “The CLA sent this letter to the DEC because it views the lake as a whole,…
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February 28 Public Comment Deadline Established

February 28 Public Comment Deadline Established

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The Towns of Busti, Ellery, Ellicott & North Harmony along with the Villages of Bemus Point, Celoron & Lakewood in conjunction with the Chautauqua Lake Partnership (CLP) have applied to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to treat 1200+ acres of Chautauqua Lake with both Aquathol K (endothall) and Navigate (2,4-D). Although Letters of Notification were mailed by the CLP to numerous lakeside property owners throughout the affected areas, reports have been received that the mailing coverage was not complete. Also, reports have been received that other properties which possess lake rights did not receive notice. Similarly, property owners residing outside of the affected areas did not receive the notification despite the fact that they might otherwise recreate in the affected waters. This, therefore, is to advise our members…
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