More Than Just Plant Harvesting
Speaker/Guide: Chautauqua Lake Association
Location: Lakeside porch of the Youth Activities Center near Heinz Beach
The Chautauqua Lake Association has been the foremost manager of Chautauqua Lake for over six decades and is deeply involved in the science of the lake. With six full-time employees and a summer crew, the CLA operates harvesters, transport barges, loaders and trucks to remove nuisance plants from the lake and its shoreline. This maintenance operation is only a part of the needed management of the lake’s plant life. Come see the operation of a harvester and learn about the new Watershed Steward Program that is meant to keep invasive species from entering Chautauqua Lake.
With a focus on land conservation and watershed education, the CWC, a 501C3 is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watersheds of the Chautauqua region. Working with residents, landowners, landscapers, developers, contractors, public officials, and governmental entities, CWC promotes best land management practices and preserves and restores the waterways/sheds of the region. CWC has led efforts resulting in the conservation of more than 1,000 acres of land and 2 miles of shoreline! chautauquawatershed.org