A Diet to Save a Lake

A Diet to Save a Lake

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “Chautauqua Lake is an overfed lake,” John Jablonski told the 2018 season’s last GreenUp Jamestown convocation on Tuesday night, May 1. “If we continue to feed it, it will continue to have problems.” The meeting at St. Luke’s Church hosted one more standing-room-only crowd of residents from all across Chautauqua […]

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy to Hold Winter Adventure Hike

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy to Hold Winter Adventure Hike

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy At 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 3, the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will lead a hike at the 21-acre Chautauqua Creek Oxbow Preserve, located on Lyons Road west of Mayville. The hike will begin at the CWC preserve sign on Lyons Road, where the group will use a newly constructed […]

Evening Paddle on the Water at Loomis Goose Creek Lakeshore Wetland Preserve

Evening Paddle on the Water at Loomis Goose Creek Lakeshore Wetland Preserve

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Come and join the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy on Friday, August 18th, from 6-9 PM at our Loomis Goose Creek Lakeshore Wetland Preserve kayak launch. Meet up at 6pm to get ready to paddle; launch by about 6:30pm. Enjoy an evening experiencing the natural shoreline at Loomis Goose Creek Lakeshore […]

CWC to Host Gateways to Nature Tour at the Chautauqua Creek Oxbow Forest Preserve

CWC to Host Gateways to Nature Tour at the Chautauqua Creek Oxbow Forest Preserve

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy invites the public to join us for Stewarding Our Great Lake’s Waters and Watershed Tour on Saturday morning, July 28th, at 10 a.m. Join CWC Lands Manager, Jonathan Townsend, and Conservationist, Jennifer Phillips Russo, at the Chautauqua Creek Oxbow Forest Preserve, 21 acres located on […]

Gateways to Nature

Gateways to Nature

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke In its 27 years as a not-for-profit, the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy has had many successes in the pursuit of conserving Chautauqua County’s natural beauty. The organization has established and maintained nearly 30 natural preserve sites for public use, including lakefront, streams, and forests; earlier this year, it surpassed a milestone […]

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Holds Grand Opening of New Preserve

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Holds Grand Opening of New Preserve

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy recently held a grand opening for its 21-acre Chautauqua Creek Oxbow Forest Preserve on Lyons Road in the Town of Chautauqua. The opening included a spring wildflower walk, which was led by preserve steward Jay Stratton, JCC Biology Professor and CWC co-founder Becky Nystrom, and […]

Teaching Watershed Stewardship

Teaching Watershed Stewardship

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy According to the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy (CWC), conservation and restoration of waterfront buffers in and around the lake can “significantly reduce excessive runoff, flooding, erosion, and nutrient loading to tributary streams and lakes.” Landowner education is a key component in helping to restore aquatic ecosystems. Funding from the Chautauqua […]

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