2024 Spring Log & Debris Cleanup

2024 Spring Log & Debris Cleanup

The Chautauqua Lake Association removed 7.5 truckloads of logs and woody debris from Chautauqua Lake during the annual spring debris cleanup. This in-lake effort, which took place Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 15, was an earlier than typical start due to the mild winter conditions and increased spring boat activity on the lake. Spring storms flood the lake with dangerous debris. The CLA performs this service to protect boaters of all types on Chautauqua Lake. The CLA does NOT remove logs or lake debris from undeveloped or protected areas around the lake in an effort to preserve and protect natural…
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CLA To Begin Debris Cleanup On May 6

CLA To Begin Debris Cleanup On May 6

Mild Winter and Increased Boat Activity Lead To Early Start for Chautauqua Lake Association This Season Lakewood, NY — The Chautauqua Lake Association’s spring log and debris clean-up on Chautauqua Lake is scheduled to begin Monday, May 6. This pre-season service is provided annually to protect boaters of all types from the dangerous floating debris that occur from early season storm flooding. Large logs and lake debris are removed from navigational lanes and developed areas around the lake. Logs are not removed from undeveloped areas in an effort to preserve and protect natural fish habitat within the Chautauqua Lake ecosystem. …
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Upcoming ORBA Webinars

Upcoming ORBA Webinars

CLA Executive Director Doug Conroe currently serves on a work group of the Ohio River Basin Alliance (ORBA).   ORBA is currently preparing an Ohio River Basin Restoration and Protection Plan that will be submitted to Congress in order to obtain long-term funding for projects that need to be undertaken throughout the Basin. The Allegheny River, Chautauqua Lake, Findley Lake and the Cassadaga Lakes are all situated within the Ohio River Basin. ORBA has just released a report on the results of 31 listening sessions that were held throughout the basin to obtain public input on citizen priorities for including in…
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Successful Lake Management Strategy Requires Collaboration

Successful Lake Management Strategy Requires Collaboration

CLA President Offers Recommendations for Future Lake Management  Lakewood, NY — The recent decision to disband the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency has stimulated renewed discussion in the community regarding lake management and funding. After consulting with elected officials, state and local organizations, Chautauqua Lake Association President John Ford notes, “That any future program will be most successful if it features collaborative consensus-building with no single dominant entity. We believe successful lake agencies should be comprised of representatives from political jurisdictions; the scientific community; lake stakeholder organizations and the general public, with none constituting a majority of the board’s…
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