Chautauqua Lake Association Ends Summer Harvest Season

Chautauqua Lake Association Ends Summer Harvest Season

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LAKEWOOD, N.Y. (September 25, 2013) – The Chautauqua Lake Association announced that over 15 million pounds of aquatic vegetation and storm debris were removed from the lake this summer. Three crews of CLA employees worked 10-hour days along with Cummins Engine volunteers and Welfare-to-Work participants to tackle the necessary work. Lake cleanup efforts began in May and continued through September, but the CLA enters their off season with much more work to be done. “As our season ends, each piece of harvesting equipment is removed from the lake, scrubbed clean and inspected,” said Doug Conroe, President of the Chautauqua Lake Association. “Throughout the fall and winter, the equipment is tuned up, repaired and painted to ensure the best performance in the following year,” he said. The CLA maintenance schedule keeps…
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HAB Information

HAB Information

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What are Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)? Most algae are harmless and are an important part of the food web. Algae are naturally present in slow moving streams, lakes, marine waters and ponds in low numbers. Certain types can become abundant and form blooms under the right conditions. Some algae can produce toxins that can be harmful to people and animals. These are collectively called harmful algal blooms (HABs). Algae blooms most frequently occur in nutrient-rich waters, particularly during hot, calm weather. Because it is hard to tell a harmful algae bloom from other algae blooms, we recommend avoiding contact with any floating rafts, scums, and discolored water. Find out what water bodies have a blue-green algal bloom notice. Freshwater Blue-green Algal Blooms Blue-green algae, technically known as cyanobacteria, are naturally…
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EVENT: Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back Program – August 22-23, 2013

EVENT: Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back Program – August 22-23, 2013

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Ruby Tuesday is extremely proud to be part of the community and believes in giving back, especially to local nonprofits. As a member of the community, everyone is invited to participate in the Ruby Tuesday's Community Give Back Program! When you and your family or friends visit Ruby Tuesday between August 22 and August 24, present the flyer below to your server and 20% of your bill will be donated to the CLA's mission! This is a great opportunity for added exposure and added resources to help us clean up Chautauqua Lake. Click Here to download the flyer. To make a reservation, call 716-763-1340 or visit www.rubytuesday.com now!
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EVENT: Free Lake Day Events – August 3, 2013

EVENT: Free Lake Day Events – August 3, 2013

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The Goal of “Lake Day” as a celebration of National Marina “Scout Lake Day”  is to get our public more aware and participatory of their local lake environment! All of these events below are being held at Chautauqua Marina at 104 West Lake Road in Mayville, NY: Free Youth Fishing Contest 10:30 am Registration Fishing Contest (ages 3-12) Chautauqua Marina will supply the bait. Limited to 50 participants. (Lunch and Awards at noon) Free -How to Tie a Fly Knot 10 am -1 pm Demonstration and display on Fly Knots (San Juan Worm and Ant flies you will be tying on hooks) and Hand Crafted Custom Rods. For children and adult parents/guardians) Presented by Ted Pappas and Nancy Kadunce  of “Craftsmen of Fishinfeather” Free Safe Boat Checks 10 am -2 pm…
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Johnson Memorial Trust Donates $10,000 to CLA

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Pictured are Paul W. Swanson, General Manager of the Chautauqua Lake Association and Carole Sellstrom, Executive Director of the john Alfred and Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust.  The trust donated $10,000 to the CLA towards the 2013 mandated FCC radio upgrade. This upgrade ensures that the CLA is in compliance with the new federal ruling. Being in constant contact with the crews is vital for the General Manger; summer storms can approach quickly on the lake. Crews can be warned immediately to go to shore out of harm’s way.  Instant communication is also needed in case of an emergency.  Each piece of equipment has a radio.  These radios are helpful for operational efficiency, making it very easy for harvesters and barges to communicate with transporters and dump sites. The CLA currently…
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