Camp Cleanup

Camp Cleanup

Community Service, Lake Maintenance, News
CLA Makes Shores Swimmable For Campers Lakewood, NY — The Chautauqua Lake Association recently cleaned up the shores of Camp Onyahsa, located in the northeastern part of the lake. “The crews and cutters did a great job,” Jon O’Brian, Camp Onyahsa Director said. “Children have been heavily impacted by the COVID crisis over the past fifteen months, and really need the outdoor, active social experiences that camps provide.” Onyahsa has a gently sloping, shallow bottom bay into which water from the watershed flows from Dewittville Creek. “We believe there is a nutrient infiltration into the lake, perhaps from the creek, which is pushed by the prevailing winds into our swimming and boating areas causing periodic blooms of filamental algae,” O’Brian said. “The conditions in mid-June were very poor with a…
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CLA Collaborates on Outlet Cleanup

CLA Collaborates on Outlet Cleanup

Community Service, Lake Maintenance, News
CLA Assists with Trash Pickup from Chautauqua Lake to McCrea Point (LAKEWOOD, NY) — CLA Executive Director Douglas Conroe reports that on May 19 and 20, lake association staff removed trash that had accumulated in the outlet between Chautauqua Lake and McCrea Point.  Two barrels, multiple plastic items and a wide array of items including furniture and construction debris were collected.  Conroe commented that “We are glad that we could collaborate with the Conewango Creek Watershed Association and the Chautauqua-Conewango Consortium in this important community service project. The outlet offers such a great natural environmental setting. Its care is important to us.”  The CLA has collaborated in this effort in previous years although had to take a hiatus in 2020 due the COVID-19 situation.
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