CLA’s Watercraft Steward Program Sees An Increase In Regional Lake Activity in 2020

CLA’s Watercraft Steward Program Sees An Increase In Regional Lake Activity in 2020

Employment, News, Watercraft Steward
Lakewood, NY — The Chautauqua Lake Association’s Watercraft Steward AIS Spread Prevention Program Reports show that there was a significant increase across the board in total surveys, interactions, and boats monitored by Stewards in 2020. The full reports are available to the public and can be downloaded here. From May through September of 2020, Stewards were active Friday through Monday at public launches on Chautauqua Lake, Cassadaga Lake, and at two Lake Erie harbors. There were 19,650 boats and 39,528 people seen by stewards in 2020, an increase of 9,753 boats and 19,727 people from 2019. Long Point was the busiest Chautauqua Lake launch in 2020 with 2,822 boats. Bemus and Mayville followed close behind with 2,390 and 2,385 boats respectively. The report shows that 85 percent of boaters took…
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CHQ Lake Ice Pick Winners Announced

CHQ Lake Ice Pick Winners Announced

Fundraising, News
(Lakewood, NY) The CHQ Lake Ice Pick officially fell on March 20th, 2021 at 2:52:16 pm We had almost 250 guesses and 19 of those predictions were for March 20th! The last ( ... and only ) time the pick fell through on this day was in 2010. This year, Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick was placed on the ice on February 4 and the polls opened on February 5. Typically, the pick falls in the first week of April ... we are almost 2 weeks early this year!! We would like to thank everyone who participated in the CLA’s Winter FUNdraiser. We appreciate your support! And ... the WINNERS are:1st place – Lynne Kruse, $250 guess was 2 minutes from exact time 2nd place – Robert Trembath, $50guess was 21…
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CLA Welcomes Dr. Rudy Mueller as Board President

CLA Welcomes Dr. Rudy Mueller as Board President

News
Dr. Rudy Mueller was recently elected President of the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) and has served on the Board since 2015.  He is married to Dr. Diane Mueller and they live in Lakewood where they raised their five children. Dr. Rudy is an Internal Medicine and Geriatric Physician having served patients locally since 1992 at WCA Hospital, Jamestown Primary Care, the Jamestown VA and currently at The Chautauqua Center.  Mueller graduated with a Biomedical Engineering degree with honors from Case Western Reserve University, followed by a Medical Degree from Ohio State University and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Northwestern University Hospitals in Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY Buffalo. He authored the book, As Sick…
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CLA to Participate in Virtual Conference at Chautauqua Institution

CLA to Participate in Virtual Conference at Chautauqua Institution

Conference, News, Science & Testing
On Saturday, October 24, members of the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) will join CLA Executive Director Doug Conroe and other guest speakers in a virtual conference at Chautauqua Institution. This program, which is set to begin at 10am will cover a variety of aquatic research topics including the effects of climate change and harmful algal blooms NYSFOLA Western Regional/Finger Lakes Virtual Conference AGENDA October 24, 2020 10:00AM-noon Opening Statements 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 2nd Presentation“The Future Climate of New York State: Will All Regions Be Affected the Same”By Dr. Mark Wysocki,…
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Work Plan: Week of June 8-12, 2020

Work Plan: Week of June 8-12, 2020

Work Plan
This week marks the first week of our in-lake maintenance services for the summer of 2020! Crews will be working out of our Long Point State Park and Lakewood (CLA shop) locations. Long Point Harvesting Crews will include two harvesters.  This crew will be clearing navigational paths in the Shore Acres area and upper/lower Stow; then assessing the growth in the Oriental Park area. The Long Point Shoreline Crews will include a near-shore skimming machine and two barges. They will begin at the point near Shore Acres and work South. Lakewood Harvesting Crews will also include two harvesters. They will continue to cut navigational paths in the southern basin. Lakewood Shoreline Crew will include two barges and a near-shore skimming machine. They will begin clearing the shores of Old Fluvanna…
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