CLA Staff Attends 40th Annual NYSFOLA Conference in Lake George

CLA Staff Attends 40th Annual NYSFOLA Conference in Lake George

Executive Director Douglas Conroe and Administrative & Community Services Manager Heather Nolan-Caskey attended the 40th Annual Conference of the NYS Federation of Lakes Association which took place May 5-6 in Lake George, NY. Among the presenters was SUNY Oneonta Lake researcher, Jessica Casey who discussed a nutrient study she performed on Duane Lake, located in Schenectady County. Casey will be presenting her Chautauqua Lake aquatic plants research at the Annual Meeting of the Chautauqua Lake Association on June 20, 2023. Tuscarora Nation member and SUNY ESF professor Neil Patterson, Jr. presented an inspiring talk on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and…
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Chautauqua Lake Association Announces Lake Photo Contest

Chautauqua Lake Association Announces Lake Photo Contest

The CLA invites photographers of all ages to share their favorite pictures of Chautauqua Lake for a chance to win a little notoriety and some fun prizes. This will be a creative opportunity for Chautauqua Lake communities (and their guests) to showcase the beauty of the lake we all love.   SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:   Chautauqua Lake Plants and WildlifeNative plants and wildlife are an important part of the Chautauqua Lake ecosystem… Send us your photos that reflect the natural beauty in and around Chautauqua Lake. Chautauqua Lake Landmarks & Landscape Scenic landscapes, beautiful sunsets and…
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Successful Lake Management Strategy Requires Collaboration

Successful Lake Management Strategy Requires Collaboration

CLA President Offers Recommendations for Future Lake Management  Lakewood, NY — The recent decision to disband the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency has stimulated renewed discussion in the community regarding lake management and funding. After consulting with elected officials, state and local organizations, Chautauqua Lake Association President John Ford notes, “That any future program will be most successful if it features collaborative consensus-building with no single dominant entity. We believe successful lake agencies should be comprised of representatives from political jurisdictions; the scientific community; lake stakeholder organizations and the general public, with none constituting a majority of the board’s…
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CLA Executive Director Shares News on Recent Court Ruling for Lake George Association

CLA Executive Director Shares News on Recent Court Ruling for Lake George Association

Word has been received that the court action aimed at preventing the 2022 use of the herbicide ProcellaCOR EC in Lake George has been brought to a conclusion. In 2022 the Court issued an order that the treatment not proceed at that time pending further court review.  On Friday, March 3, 2023, the Court issued a decision that the 2022 permit issuance action by the Adirondack Park Agency be voided. The court cited procedural inadequacies along with commenting in its official written Decision and Judgement that the Court “thus finds that the petitioners have established that the permits issued by the APA may…
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