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Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
The Conewango Creek Watershed Association is partnering with Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Chautauqua Lake Association to hold the Fifth Chautauqua Lake Cleanup. The Annual Cleanup will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 with registration at 8 am. Participants should be on the water or going to their on-land sites by 9 am and the event will end by 2 pm. Participants are asked to meet at the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association at 9 Chadakoin Avenue, Celoron, NY.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Volunteers can work on-land or on-water. Volunteers can participate in the entire event or any portion of it. 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 www.conewangocreek.org to register. Follow the link for registration and complete the form. Registrations will ensure there will be enough food and boats. Children must be at least 12 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 at www.conewangocreek.org. For quicker registration, please print the waivers 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 email@example.com. You can also register by calling the CCWA Office at 814-726-1441.
Coffee and doughnuts will be provided in the morning and a hot dog lunch will be provided at 1 to 2 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 Soil & Water Conservation District, Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association, Chautauqua Lake Association, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, Chief Cornplanter Council of Boy Scouts of America, and US Forest Service.