WATCH: Virtual NYSFOLA – WNY Region Annual Conference

WATCH: Virtual NYSFOLA – WNY Region Annual Conference

Conference, News, Science & Testing
The NYSFOLA Virtual Conference, which was recorded on Saturday, October 24, 2020, is now available for streaming. WATCH VIDEO HERE: https://porch.chq.org/re/event/413/ This conference, hosted on the ChqPorch.org platform featured 3 sessions, one of which is related to the toxicity of HABs on Chautauqua Lake. The first two sessions discussed topics pertaining to foam on lakes and how climate change is affecting waterbodies. Opening statements were given by:Don Cook, NYSFOLA Board Member Doug Conroe, Executive Director - Chautauqua Lake Association Tarki Heath, NYSFOLA President 1st Presentation: “Chemically Fingerprinting the Source of Foam on Canandaigua Lake” By Dr. Richard W. Smith and Dr. Stella C. Woodard, Global Aquatic Research 10:20 to 10:50 pm 2nd Presentation: “The Future Climate of New York State: Will All Regions Be Affected the Same” By Dr. Mark Wysocki,…
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In Response to Local Editorial on Chautauqua Lake Management

In Response to Local Editorial on Chautauqua Lake Management

News, Science & Testing
The following letter to the editor was written by Douglas Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association Executive Director, in response to an editorial published in The Post-Journal on October 10, 2020, titled “Strong Leadership Needed On Lake; Is That A Pipe Dream?” This response, which corrects factual errors and expands upon many aspects of Chautauqua Lake management, was submitted to The Post-Journal two weeks ago but, as of this date, has not been printed. Editor, The Post-Journal: This is to comment upon and also to correct inaccuracies contained in the daily Editorial of the October 10-11, 2020, edition of The Post-Journal.  The editorial reflected upon Chautauqua Lake management. The editor leaves the reader with the impression that the Chautauqua Lake Association sponsored Racine-Johnson study was performed to evaluate the 2019 herbicide program that occurred in the lake. That…
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Summer Sunshine and Muck

Summer Sunshine and Muck

Lake Maintenance, News, Working at CLA
The Youth Working at the CLA Share Their Thoughts on the Summer Lakewood, NY — Every summer, the Chautauqua Lake Association employs a number of seasonal laborers of varied age to clean the shoreline and surface of the Lake.  At the close of the season, crews were asked to complete a short survey of their experience. When asked why they chose to work at the CLA this summer, the running theme was true— spending the summer outside, on the lake. “The best part of the job had to be working outside and on the lake,” said Alex, a sophomore at Denison University with aspirations of attending medical school. “Not many jobs around the area allow you to enjoy Chautauqua Lake.” As stewards of Chautauqua Lake since 1954, the Chautauqua Lake…
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The Final Report for 2020 Lake Maintenance Program

The Final Report for 2020 Lake Maintenance Program

Harvest Reports, Lake Maintenance, News, Work Summary
In the 2020 season, CLA ran five harvesters actively working from three locations plus shore crews in each location. These crews worked extremely hard to meet lake needs; clearing the waterways for safe, pleasurable boating and lake activities.  650.5 large truckloads = 6,505 tons, or 13,010,000 pounds of nuisance aquatic vegetation was removed along with over 37,000 pounds of nutrients from Chautauqua Lake by the CLA crews this season. Crews were located in Mayville (upper lake), Long Point (mid lake) and Lakewood (lower lake). VIEW FULL REPORT
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