EVENT: Free Lake Day Events – August 3, 2013

EVENT: Free Lake Day Events – August 3, 2013

News
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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EVENT: Paddle for Chautauqua Lake – July 27, 2013

EVENT: Paddle for Chautauqua Lake – July 27, 2013

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The Chautauqua Lake Association will be holding their second annual Paddle for Chautauqua Lake event at the end of this month. The leisurely guided paddle event begins and ends at Long Point State Park Marina with a turnaround in Bemus Point at the Lawson Center. Funds collected from the event go towards lake maintenance throughout the year. The second annual paddle event will be held on July 27 beginning at 8:00 AM with registration and the event itself beginning at 9:30 AM. “We had over 60 canoes and kayaks at last year’s Paddle event. We were very encouraged by the turnout and are looking forward to this year,” said Doug Conroe, President of the Chautauqua Lake Association. “An event like this not only helps us raise much needed funds to…
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Volunteers Needed To Search For Invasive Water Chestnut

Volunteers Needed To Search For Invasive Water Chestnut

News, Science & Testing
MAYVILLE - Chautauqua County Executive Gregory J. Edwards and Chautauqua County Watershed Coordinator Jeff Diers announced that a mass search for the invasive water chestnut will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 8 a.m. at the Stow Park landing of the Bemus Point-Stow Ferry. "I encourage all available residents with access to boats, kayaks and water boots to come out and help search for this invasive species before it establishes itself permanently in Chautauqua Lake," said Edwards. Last summer local volunteers conducted several searches of the 42 miles of shoreline along Chautauqua Lake and 17 water chestnut plants were successfully removed from the lake near Bemus Creek and the mouth of the Chadakoin River.           Water chestnut is a rooted, aquatic annual plant that can…
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EVENT: Shoreline Resident Public Meeting – July 13, 2013

EVENT: Shoreline Resident Public Meeting – July 13, 2013

News
The CLA will be hosting a public meeting for shoreline residents in Bemus Point on July 13, at 10 AM at the See Zurh House. We will be discussing what is needed by residents in regards to their shorelines and explaining the costs involved. We will also discuss the potential for an additional "pay for service" option to dispose of piled aquatic debris from private shores beyond the normal in-lake maintenance performed by the CLA.
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