Most algae are harmless and are an important part of the food web but some can produce toxins that are harmful to people and animals.
“Invasive Water Species” are defined as alien species whose introduction does or is likely to harm the economy, environment, and human health.
The CLA’s mission is to provide effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users. As the “Stewards of the Lake,” the CLA serves to promote and facilitate the ongoing scientific monitoring of Chautauqua Lake and its ecosystem.
We perform annual general lake maintenance, aquatic vegetation control, floating debris removal, shoreline and post-storm clean-up, plus scientific monitoring to meet lake management needs.