Chautauqua Cleanup Celebrates PA River of the Year

Chautauqua Cleanup Celebrates PA River of the Year

The Conewango Creek Watershed Association, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, and Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District announce plans for the Third Chautauqua Lake Cleanup. The Annual Cleanup will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 with registration at 8 am. Preregistration is required for the event.  Participants should be on the water or going to their on-land sites by 9 am and the event will end by 3 pm.  Participants are asked to meet at the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association at 9 Chadakoin Street, Celoron, NY.  This event is part of the 2017 PA River of the Year celebration for the Allegheny River, as the Allegheny is a receiving water for Chautauqua Lake.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Volunteers can work on-land or on-water.  Volunteers are required to sign a waiver, check-in and check-out at the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association in Celoron, NY.  Preregistration is required.  Volunteers can go to to register.  Click on the tab towards the top of the page labeled “Chautauqua Lake Cleanup Registration” and complete the form.  Registrations will ensure there will be enough food and boats.  Children must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Waivers for children must be signed by their parent or legal guardian, which can also be found on the  For quicker registration, please print them out ahead of time, fill them out completely and bring them with you to the event.  If you wish, you can scan and email the completed forms to   Volunteers can participate in the entire event or any portion of it.

Coffee and doughnuts will be provided in the morning and a hot dog lunch will be provided at 1 pm by the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association.  We will be out rain or shine so please dress for the weather.  Only stormy weather will cause the event to be canceled or have a delay in the starting time. Wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.  Other desired items to bring would be a hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, rain coat, warm layers, water and snacks as well as any medications, you may need.  Gloves and plastic bags will be provided.  Be prepared to get wet and muddy.


Boats will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  We cannot guarantee a boat for everyone.

Other sponsors and partners of this event are Bestway Container, Chautauqua County, Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association, Chautauqua Lake Association, Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance, Cornplanter Council of Boy Scouts of America, Evergreen Outfitters, Hands-On Jamestown,  Holiday Harbor Marina, Jamestown Audubon, Jamestown Civil Air Patrol, Rock of WNY, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and US Forest Service.

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