Work Plan: July 19 – 23

Work Plan: July 19 – 23

Lake Maintenance, News, Work Plan
Regular Season Week #6 Work Plan Due to the severe storms and extreme flooding, we will stop our regular routes to do emergency debris clean-up on Monday and possibly Tuesday. Once the waters are again safe from hazardous floating debris, we will pick up our routes where we left off last week. The north lake harvesters will complete their route along the east shore to the Lutheran Camp. Then from Mayville Park to Prendergast Point. Shore crew will continue along the east shore from Sea Lion Drive to the Lutheran Camp. Last week we did not have active harvesting in the south. This week the south lake harvesters will continue along the west shore heading north from the Celoron marinas into Burtis Bay and back up to Ashville Bay.  Lakewood…
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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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Donation Received

Donation Received

Fundraising, Lake Maintenance, News
Chautauqua Fishing Association Presents Check to CLA President Lakewood, NY — The Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association (CFLA) recently presented a check for $2,000 to the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) to help with annual operational expenses. The CLFA has been an annual supporter of the CLA’s mission to keep the lake healthy and clean since 2006. To date, the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association has contributed over $50,000 to the CLA. “We treasure having a close working relationship with the Fishing Association and all of the various fishery organizations,” said Douglas Conroe, CLA Executive Director. “Protecting fishery habitat is an important part of lake management that must always be taken into consideration. Fishing activity is significant to the local economy. We thank the Association for its continued support.” Member support is critical…
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Harvesters Hit the Water

Harvesters Hit the Water

Lake Maintenance, News
Pre-Season Work Continues as Harvesters Launched to Address Curly Leaf Pondweed (LAKEWOOD, NY) — Chautauqua Lake Association Executive Director Doug Conroe reports that the CLA staff is launching four harvesters to address early growth curly leaf pondweed plant nuisance conditions.  Conroe commented that “We are thankful to the foundations that provided the funding which allows this pre-season work to move forward.  Although only present for a short amount of time the curly leaf pondweed can clog navigation channels. Our crews will be concentrating on keeping those channels open, especially at the south end of the lake and in the narrows that are between the bridge and the ferry.” Four harvesters and two transport vessels are being launched.  Two large capacity dump trucks are also being placed in service.
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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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