Our Mission

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The Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA), a nonprofit 501(c)3, was incorporated in 1953 and is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.  Over 1400 members donate to the association on a yearly basis.  In addition to private donations; local, county, and state governmental entities along with private foundations provide supplemental funds as affordable to support the CLA’s annual programs.

The mission of the CLA is to continue to be the “Steward of Chautauqua Lake” serving to the extent that our resources will allow by:

  • Providing effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users.
  • Promoting and facilitating the ongoing scientific study of the Chautauqua Lake and its surrounding ecosystem.
  • Participating in/and or cooperating with local, state and federal lake management programs, and/ or applicable regulatory agencies in existence or being formed.
  • Educating the community about Chautauqua Lake’s ecosystem and environmental lake management practices.

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