Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association donates $7,000 to CLA

Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association donates $7,000 to CLA

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Lake Association The Chautauqua Lake Association recently accepted a $7,000 donation from the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association. The funds will be used toward ongoing lake cleanup efforts. “We are pleased to again be able to support the CLA. Their essential work keeps Chautauqua Lake flourishing. Their constant efforts support the economy […]

CLA Harvester Temporarily Capsized on Chautauqua Lake

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Lake Association Chautauqua Lake Association Executive Director, Douglas Conroe, has reported that a lake vegetation harvester encountered rough water and capsized off the Lakewood shoreline while being towed back to the Chautauqua Lake Association headquarters for service. Just before it capsized, the harvester’s operator was able to move to safety on […]

Chautauqua Lake to Participate in an International Microplastics Citizen Science Study

Chautauqua Lake to Participate in an International Microplastics Citizen Science Study

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Lake Association Plastics in the environment are typically broken down into ever-smaller pieces, rather than into their component molecules, by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light through a process known as photodegradation. Microplastics are plastic pieces generally smaller than 5 mm that often originate from cosmetic sources such as exfoliating face wash […]

CLA Celebrates Successful Summer Season, Looks Ahead to Challenges in 2017

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Lake Association As the Chautauqua Lake Association harvesting season comes to an end, the organization has reported 2016 as a resounding success. Over 13 million pounds of aquatic vegetation was removed from Chautauqua Lake this summer. That total is over 3 million pounds more than the total for both 2015 and […]

2016 CLA Boat Steward Program Recap

2016 CLA Boat Steward Program Recap

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Lake Association The Chautauqua Lake Association has announced that their voluntary boat steward program has been a success for the 2016 summer season. Over 3,500 boats were logged and their captains and crews informed about the importance of inspecting their vessels. The grant-funded boat steward program helps with the prevention of […]

The Living Waters: Care and Feeding of Chautauqua Lake

The Living Waters: Care and Feeding of Chautauqua Lake

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The annual, springtime Chautauqua Lake weed harvest is now underway. Chautauqua Lake Association’s (CLA) six harvesters are now dredging up the tangles of invasive Eurasian Curlyleaf Pondweed. The spring cleanup began with a roundup of the winter’s floating trees, limbs and other debris and then turned to the weed problem. […]

CLA Receives State Grant to Establish Boat Launch Steward Program

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Lake Association Chautauqua Lake Association recently announced that the organization will be one of twenty four municipalities and nonprofits selected from throughout New York State to receive special funding for establishing a boat launch steward program. The programs are designed to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in fresh water […]

Chautauqua Lake Association Announces New Summer Fundraising Gala

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Lake Association The Chautauqua Lake Association has announced plans for a new fundraising event to take place this summer. The first annual Denim and Diamonds gala will focus on lake awareness while raising money to put towards Chautauqua Lake clean-up efforts as is part of the CLA’s annual fund drive initiative. […]

2016 Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick Winners Announced

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Lake Association Despite warmer temperatures melting the ice on Chautauqua Lake earlier than expected, the Chautauqua Lake Association was still able to conclude one of their signature fundraisers in mid-March. The annual Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick competition helped raise nearly $3,000 in less than four weeks. The ice pick was placed […]