CLA Receives $10,000 Grant from Lenna Foundation

LAKEWOOD, N.Y. (October 16, 2013) The Lenna Foundation issued a grant to the Chautauqua Lake Association for $10,000 to put towards the CLA lake maintenance program. The gift helped fund the summer-long program, particularly with payroll services for the organization’s seasonal employees.

“We are able to provide employment for most of our repeat employees who have been with us since high school,” said Doug Conroe, President of the CLA. “Many are in college and they still need a summer job. We are delighted to work with familiar faces and avoid a timely training process on our equipment and procedures,” he said.

The lake was in good condition until Algae invaded many areas of the lake. This is a natural occurrence and affected most NYS lakes this year and throughout the north eastern United States. The CLA has been diligent about testing and informing the public about the lake’s condition. The organization has valuable links on their website for the public to stay informed.

“The foundation has been very generous to us. It is nice to be recognized for the hard work that we do for the community,” said Conroe.

For more information about the Chautauqua Lake Association or to learn about membership, visit the CLA on the web at or call 716-763-8602. You can also stay updated by visiting the CLA on Facebook.

The CLA’s mission is to provide effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users. As the “Stewards of the Lake,” the CLA serves to promote and facilitate the ongoing scientific monitoring of Chautauqua Lake and its ecosystem.

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