Executive Director Attends Fall WNY PRISM Meeting

Executive Director Attends Fall WNY PRISM Meeting

This past Tuesday CLA Executive Director Doug Conroe attended the Fall Partners Meeting of the WNY PRISM (Program for Regional Invasive Species Management.)  Representatives from 8 WNY counties assembled to share information about the status of invasive species situations in their areas. The group also reviewed the appropriateness of the region’s tier ranking system that provides management guidance and action priority ranking in regard to the various invasive species that exist or can be expected to arrive in the region.  A special outtake of the session was the development of an aquatic invasive species listing of species that are not…
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CLA Participates in Libraries Love Lakes Program

CLA Participates in Libraries Love Lakes Program

On Wednesday, July 19, the Chautauqua Lake Association along with the Chautauqua-Conewango Consortium, a Waterkeeper Affiliate, jointly discussed Chautauqua Lake’s ecological system at the Libraries Love Lakes (LLL) Program hosted by the Lakewood Library. Representatives from the CLA and CCC explained how each component supports the existence of other components within the lake ecosystem. Emphasis was given to the importance of having healthy aquatic plant colonies present and how these plants support a host of critters and fish while supporting water clarity and reducing algal blooms.  Libraries Love Lakes is a national program that brings libraries and lake scientists together to…
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Proposal To Further Implement Collaborative Lake Maintenance Services

Proposal To Further Implement Collaborative Lake Maintenance Services

This past spring the county legislature approved the County Executive’s request to utilize a million dollars of federal ARPA funds for the purchase of lake maintenance equipment for Chautauqua Lake. County officials met with Lake Association leaders to discuss the program’s scope. The county subsequently issued a Request For Proposals.  The CLA filed a Proposal which can be viewed below. It is expected that a response to the proposal will be received soon. Download Proposal
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