National Marina Day June 9, 2018: Free and Open to the Public


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Chautauqua Marina

10am–2pm Open house @Chautauqua Marina. Noon–1pm “Lake Weeds” free presentation. Chautauqua Marina will host the 1 hour presentation “Lake Weeds”. The class is presented by Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History. Hot dogs and water will be available to those participating in the free “Lake Weeds” presentation. This course is free, to secure a seat you may pre-register by call Chautauqua Marina 716.753.3913. Walk-ins are welcome.   In addition to the course and open house, visitors are invited to check out our 750’ waterfront erosion protection project. Plants natural to the environment have been planted to help to reduce shoreline erosion.

National Marina Day promotes the role marinas play as family-friendly gateways to boating. Products and services will be on display to highlight the many pleasurable benefits related to both waterfront and outdoor lifestyles. Stop by Chautauqua Marina and rent a boat, purchase safety equipment for your boat ,or take the free “Lake Weeds” class.   The Goal of National Marina Day celebration is to get the residents and visitors out on the lake and to make the public more aware and participatory of their local lake environment.

More about the “Lake Weeds” presentation:

Floating just above and below the water’s surface, many aquatic plants exist within Chautauqua Lake. To a boater’s dismay, many of these “weeds” form thick mats and create a tangled mess within a boat’s propellers. Some of these plants are natural, while many of them were introduced and have been wreaking havoc on both the recreational and environmental aspects of Chautauqua Lake. On June 9th from noon–1pm, join Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s Twan Leenders as he discusses these weeds and highlights the invasive species.

Printed materials (rack cards, species business cards from the National Tory Peterson and other Lake organizations will be available. Come celebrate with us! Chautauqua Marina, 716 753 3913 104 West Lake Road, Mayville, N. Y. 14757.