CLA Crews Enjoy Summerwind Cruise

CLA Crews Enjoy Summerwind Cruise

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Chautauqua Lake Association crews were able to give their pitchforks a rest during a sunset Summer Wind Cruise donated by Captain Rick Willman. “I have the most respect for what the Chautauqua Lake Association does for our community and I just wanted to show my appreciation,” Willman said.  CLA crews enjoyed an evening of food, music and fun with generous donations from area merchants. CLA General Manager Paul Swanson expressed his appreciation for the crew’s hard work over the summer. “This is for you, for all the hard work you have done this summer, working extra hours and helping us serve the community under a late notice.  The lake is in great shape now and we are still out on the lake every day.” CLA President Chris Yates also expressed…
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County Health Department Urges Lake Users To Be Cautious

County Health Department Urges Lake Users To Be Cautious

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The mild winter and higher than normal temperatures has made summer bloom earlythroughout the region, unfortunately this includes an early bloom of nuisance aquatic weeds and algae in ourlakes. The Chautauqua County Health Department urges all residents to be cautious when recreating in our arealakes, especially if weeds or algae are present. Weeds can restrict swimmer's movements that can bedangerous, especially for beginner swimmers and children. Blue-green algal blooms can be a problem because they can release a toxin, which at high levels is harmful to human and animal health if ingested. Blue-green algae is actually a type of cyanobacteria that can forms thick mats on the water surface resemblingpaint, and can range in color from gray to various shades of yellow, green, blue or brown. This is a problemthroughout…
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Young, Goodell Secure $50,000 Grant to Help Clean Chautauqua Lake

Young, Goodell Secure $50,000 Grant to Help Clean Chautauqua Lake

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Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-57th District) and Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C-Chautauqua) announced they have secured another $50,000 state grant to help clean up Chautauqua Lake. The funding doubles the $50,000 the lawmakers obtained in the state budget that was passed in March, totaling $100,000 for this fiscal year that will be used by the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) to harvest invasive weeds. "This situation has reached a high point of urgency, and Assemblyman Goodell and were able to convince Albany of the immediate and dire need. You can't have part of the CLA's weed harvesting fleet sitting idle and areas not being tackled. Our goal is to get operations humming again to have maximum impact against the weeds this year, while looking at the future and long term management of aquatic…
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Chautauqua Lake Association Details Financial Challenges at 2012 Annual Meeting

Chautauqua Lake Association Details Financial Challenges at 2012 Annual Meeting

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The Chautauqua Lake Association’s financial challenges were presented in detail by board members at their Annual Dinner Meeting on Monday June 25th at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. The CLA serves the community by being the “steward” of Chautauqua Lake with weed harvesting, shoreline clean-up, scientific monitoring, public education and debris removal. The group has recently been dealing with serious financial shortfalls in a year where lake conditions are considerably less than ideal for lake home owners and tourists. Although $50,000 was restored to the CLA through state grants supported by State Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell and $60,000 being funded by the county, the Association is still only able to utilize half of its fleet and employ a third of its staff. “It’s been a trying…
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County Health Department Urges Lake Users To Be Cautious

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MAYVILLE, NY - The mild winter and higher than normal temperatures has made summer bloom early throughout the region, unfortunately this includes an early bloom of nuisance aquatic weeds and algae in our lakes. The Chautauqua County Health Department urges all residents to be cautious when recreating in our area lakes, especially if weeds or algae are present. Weeds can restrict swimmer's movements that can be dangerous, especially for beginner swimmers and children. Blue-green algal blooms can be a problem because they can release a toxin, which at high levels is harmful to human and animal health if ingested. Blue-green algae is actually a type of cyanobacteria that can forms thick mats on the water surface resembling paint, and can range in color from gray to various shades of yellow,…
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