EVENT: Septic Systems Homeowner Education Workshops

EVENT: Septic Systems Homeowner Education Workshops

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Hewes BOCES Center (Building A) Rt. 394, Ashville, NY 14710 Attention Waterfront Property Owners: Is your septic system contributing to weed and algal growth? The answer is YES if your home is located close to a lake or stream and your septic system is not designed properly or not being maintained! It may even affect your health and the health of your family or neighbors if your septic system is too close to your or your neighbor’s water well. Learn about proper system design and maintenance, along with how new County…
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USEPA’s accepts NYSDEC’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) proposal for lake regulation

USEPA’s accepts NYSDEC’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) proposal for lake regulation

The US Clean Water Act (1972) requires states to assess their water bodies for impairments. If an impairment is found, a TMDL (Pemediation Plan) must be prepared to take specific actions to deal with the impairment to hopefully get the waterbody back to an acceptable water quality standard. An assessment was completed thanks to the CLA’s long term participation in the NYSDEC/NYSFOLA (Federation of Lake Associations) Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP). CLA’s volunteers implemented monitoring and financial support of the program made the monitoring feasible and produced the data necessary to analyze the water quality data. The CLA’s continued participation in the program…
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EVENT: Ice Pick event to return this winter

EVENT: Ice Pick event to return this winter

There is a returning ice competition area residents will be able to enjoy soon, and it's not hockey. The Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick contest will be held again this year. Based on a successful Alaskan tradition, the Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick is a fundraiser where people predict exactly what time and date a tripod placed on the ice will fall into the lake this spring. The contest's inaugural year was 2011, when $8,000 was raised to benefit the Chautauqua Lake Association. However, in 2012, due to unseasonably warmer temperatures, the contest was canceled. Peter Sullivan, event organizer, said no exact…
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CLA Highlights and Accomplishments for 2012

CLA Highlights and Accomplishments for 2012

Due to the abundance of nuisance aquatic plant growth in 2012 the CLA was in desperate need to regain control in Chautauqua Lake. Thanks to generous member and foundation support and promised additional funding from county and state agencies, as a result of this extraordinary need to control the abundant Watermilfoil, Curly Leaf Pond Weed and the isolated occurrence of Water Chestnut in Chautauqua Lake, the CLA hired additional employees, launched additional equipment and worked overtime to manage this increasing infestation and to prevent new growth. Their efforts provided extraordinary results. No other entity, public or private, exists to perform…
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Volunteers Make the Difference for CLA’s 2012 Season

Volunteers from Cummins Engine and workers from the Joint State County CLA Welfare-to-Work Program worked for a combined total of 2,200 hours for the Chautauqua Lake Association this summer. “Workers from both programs were on our barge and shoreline crews. We would not have been able to provide the shoreline services expected from area residents without the help of these dedicated volunteers,” CLA Community Relations Manager Heather Nolan said. 187 Cummins Engine employees volunteered for a total of 748 hours of lake maintenance as part of the company’s community service work release program. “This is the second year we’ve had…
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