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

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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

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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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2020 Employment Opportunity: Boat Stewards

2020 Employment Opportunity: Boat Stewards

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The Chautauqua Lake Association is currently accepting applications for its Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Spread Prevention Program.  The Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) is seeking qualified individuals to work as Boat Stewards for a regional spread prevention program across Chautauqua County (locations include Chautauqua Lake, Cassadaga Lake and Lake Erie). Stewards will gather data and inspect boats for aquatic invasive species as part of an early detection/rapid response spread prevention effort. Stewards will also educate boaters and visitors about aquatic invasive species (AIS) and how the general public can help slow the spread of AIS. This is part of a statewide Clean, Drain, Dry spread prevention and awareness program.  Weekend work is required (Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday). Position will be approximately 32 hours per week for 12-16 weeks. All necessary…
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Lake District Update: March 2020

Lake District Update: March 2020

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The Chautauqua Lake Rehabilitation and Protection Agency held a workshop yesterday in lieu of a regular meeting.  The purpose of the workshop was to gather input that its consultant can take into consideration as it develops a public opinion survey regarding the possible formation of the potential Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District.  CLA President Paul Stage and I were privileged to be among the approximately 30 persons who were invited to attend.  Other attendees came from county and town governments, lake related organizations and the general public. The County Planning Director along with the consultant’s facilitator opened the workshop with a briefing of Agency and consultant activity to date.  In summary, the consultant related that from her outreach to date she had heard expressions about having (a) a clean,…
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