NALMS 2023 Recap – Erie, PA

NALMS 2023 Recap – Erie, PA

The North American Lake Management Society’s (NALMS) 43rd International Symposium took place October 22-26, 2023, at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. This year’s theme was Great Lakes, Local Solutions.  The Chautauqua Lake Association had the privilege of serving on the planning committee and was also invited to speak at this year’s event. On day two of the conference, Doug Conroe and Heather Nolan-Caskey delivered a presentation about the versatility of the CLA’s services and how its equipment is used to multi-task based on the current needs of Chautauqua Lake. Download our full presentation here.  A Unique Perspective  The…
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Executive Director Attends Local Water Quality Conference

Executive Director Attends Local Water Quality Conference

CLA Executive Director Doug Conroe recently attended the 2022 Chautauqua Lake Water Quality Conference that was sponsored by Chautauqua Institution and held there on June 18.  Presentations were provided by personnel from the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy,  SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Onoenta, the Jefferson Project, Syracuse University and SUNY ESF Syracuse.  Greg Boyer, Ph.D., from SUNY ESF provided a tutorial on algae, harmful blue-green algae, toxic algae.  He also reported on Chautauqua Lake conditions utilizing water samples data that had been collected since 2013 by the CLA.  Pictured is a slide that was created by Dr. Boyer and was also utilized by…
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WATCH: Virtual NYSFOLA – WNY Region Annual Conference

WATCH: Virtual NYSFOLA – WNY Region Annual Conference

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.…
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CLA to Participate in Virtual Conference at Chautauqua Institution

CLA to Participate in Virtual Conference at Chautauqua Institution

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…
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