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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New Skimmer on Chautauqua Lake

New Skimmer on Chautauqua Lake

News
CLA Receives Equipment as part of NYS Action Plan to Reduce HABs Lakewood, NY — On Wednesday, June 16, a new lake skimmer was delivered to the Chautauqua Lake Association’s facility in Lakewood. This is the first of two new skimmers to be received as part of Governor Cuomo’s initiative to reduce the occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) on priority waterbodies throughout the state. This grant-funded upgrade to the CLA’s fleet will be instrumental in the effectiveness of summer in-lake operations which include harvesting and near shore cleanup. The new skimmers, built by Alpha Boats Unlimited of Central New York, have special features designed specifically to address HABs and enhance the effectiveness of the CLAs lake maintenance efforts. “This new equipment will be especially instrumental in increasing our ability to…
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Work Plan: June 14-18

Work Plan: June 14-18

News, Work Plan
Regular Season Week #1 Work Plan This week we will begin our regular season work with harvesting and near shore crews. Because of the need for service in the lower and mid lake areas we will not yet be moving to our Mayville location. Instead, we will work out of both Lakewood and Long Point with 3 harvesters plus shore crews. Many of our barge crew members are finishing up school this week so shore crews will not be in full strength until next week when school is out.  Lakewood harvesters will continue north through Sherman’s Bay along the west shore to Ashville Bay. Shore crews will also begin working north along the west shore behind the harvesters. Long Point harvesters will travel to Ashville Bay. They will join the…
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Meet the Stewards

Meet the Stewards

Employment, News, Watercraft Steward, Working at CLA
In honor of New York’s 8th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week please join us in welcoming our 2021 Watercraft Stewards. These individuals help keep our waterways clean as part of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program. This state-wide program provides information and education to boaters while data is gathered for state usage information. MAX PINGITORE Max is a senior at Cassadaga High School. This is his second year as a CLA boat steward in Dunkirk and Cassadaga. After high school, Max plans on attending JCC and studying criminal justice. “I started working at CLA so I could get comfortable talking with people I don’t know,” Max said. He became a steward when he ran into his substitute teacher on a field trip, who was a steward at the Cassadaga launch.…
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Work Plan: June 7 – 11

Work Plan: June 7 – 11

News, Work Plan
This week will continue our route around the lake focusing on problematic curly leaf areas. Lakewood crew will continue north along the west shore to Ashville. The remaining new operators will be trained this week and will be working along the east shores of Fluvanna heading north to Greenhurst. After training is complete they will begin moving equipment to the Mid and North Lake crew locations for regular season which will begin on Monday, June 14. The Long Point crew will begin work on the east shore heading south from Shore acres to Arnolds Bay.  Please keep in mind these are not full summer crews. This is a special, 3-week, pre-season curly leaf project with limited staff. Navigational paths are being harvested in non-treated areas. Full crews are scheduled to begin…
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