Chautauqua Lake Association Grateful to Senator Young for Allocation for Lake Cleanup Efforts

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Members of the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) were happy and grateful to hear of Senator Catharine Young's (R,C,I-Olean) announcement last week that she has secured $50,000 in the 2012-13 state budget for Chautauqua Lake cleanup efforts. The grant will be allocated to the CLA for weed control under the invasive species program. "This grant will bring us back to our 2008 funding level from New York State, which is most gratifying in terms of state support," CLA President Chris Yates said. "Senator Young worked incredibly hard to get this restored and we've been blessed by the support of a variety of parties who have a long, lasting interest in Chautauqua Lake. This was wonderful news." CLA Vice President Doug Conroe concurred and said, "No other entity does maintenance on the…
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Cummins Inc, Jamestown Engine Plant Employees Recognized for Lake Clean-Up

Cummins Inc, Jamestown Engine Plant Employees Recognized for Lake Clean-Up

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Facing challenging summer conditions and significant government funding cuts, the Chautauqua Lake Association was able to harvest over 3,700 tons of nuisance weeds from Chautauqua Lake in 2011. The success of the lake shoreline clean-up was due in large measure to Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) employees who volunteered 4-hour shifts to clean-up shoreline weed concentration for transport by CLA barges and trucks to area composting locations. More than 900 hours of employee volunteer time supplemented two CLA shoreline crews responsible for 44 miles of Chautauqua Lake shoreline. A combination of company and neighborhood volunteer efforts, $15,000 in Cummins grant funding, ($7,500 from the Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant and $7,500 from the Cummins Foundation under their environmental sustainability program) supported CLA truck, barge, and harvester operations. CLA General Manager Paul…
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