Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association Donates $7,000 to the CLA

(L to R): Mark Damon presents $7,000 donation to Doug Conroe.
(L to R): Mark Damon presents $7,000 donation to Doug Conroe.
(L to R): Mark Damon presents $7,000 donation to Doug Conroe.

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Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association

The Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association recently presented a check to the Chautauqua Lake Association to help with lake maintenance. The $7,000 donation will be used to continue lake health monitoring and for the removal of nuisance aquatic vegetation.

“It gives us great pleasure to see the results of the CLA’s hard work. The CLA works tirelessly on keeping our lake alive. Their work helps the economy and the tourism in Chautauqua County,” said Mark Damon, president of the CLFA. “It fulfills our mission to better our lake,” said Damon. The CLFA has been a devoted supporter of the CLA for the past 10 years. In that time, the CLFA has donated over $43,000 to the CLA’s annual lake maintenance.

“The CLA is honored to have such wonderful partners like the Fishing Association who are as passionate about keeping the lake beautiful as the lake association itself,” said Doug Conroe, Executive Director of the CLA. Conroe added that the CLFA has been very generous to the CLA over the years. “I’m very pleased that we can continue to work together for the good of Chautauqua Lake,” said Conroe.

For more information about the Chautauqua Lake Association or to learn about membership, visit the CLA on the web at or call 716-7638602. The CLA encourages the community to stay updated on CLA matters 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.