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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