On Wednesday, July 19, the Chautauqua Lake Association along with the Chautauqua-Conewango Consortium, a Waterkeeper Affiliate, jointly discussed Chautauqua Lake’s ecological system at the Libraries Love Lakes (LLL) Program hosted by the Lakewood Library.
Representatives from the CLA and CCC explained how each component supports the existence of other components within the lake ecosystem. Emphasis was given to the importance of having healthy aquatic plant colonies present and how these plants support a host of critters and fish while supporting water clarity and reducing algal blooms.
Libraries Love Lakes is a national program that brings libraries and lake scientists together to educate the community on the importance of healthy lakes. This program is facilitated regionally by the Finger Lakes Institute along with Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
July is also the North American Lake Management Society’s (NALMS) Lakes Appreciation Month. The CLA is an active member of NALMS, who is a co-sponsor of the LLL Program.