Working Together for a Healthy Chautauqua Lake

Inaugural Chautauqua Lake Conference Schedule Announced

Join us June 15, 2019 at Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, Chautauqua Institution

Six Chautauqua County organizations who prioritize lake and watershed conservation are collaborating to convene the first of what they hope will be an annual conference focusing on topics important to the future of Chautauqua Lake.

The 2019 Chautauqua Lake Conference will be held Saturday, June 15 at Chautauqua Institution.  This day-long event is offered as an educational and networking resource for those interested in the status and future of Chautauqua Lake.

The program will focus on eight primary topics:

  • Lake Management for Healthy Lakes:  What’s Happening in NY?
  • Chautauqua Lake’s Aquatic Plant Community
  • Algae: Understanding the Base of Chautauqua Lake’s Food Web
  • Weed Management
  • Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Project Prioritization
  • Land Use Impact and Our Watershed
  • Wildlife and Fisheries
  • A Consensus Strategy for Chautauqua Lake

“Our speakers, presenters and exhibitors all bring expertise and experience specifically related to Chautauqua Lake and more broadly related to lake ecology, policy, education and conservation,” said conference chair Ted First.

“Our goal is to bring a diverse group of people together who care about and depend upon Chautauqua Lake and who wish to network with others who share their passion and priorities,” said First. 

The conference will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution.  Concurrent sessions and tours of area watershed management projects will run throughout the day, with an exhibit hall available during lunch and breaks at Bellinger Hall.  View the day’s schedule of events.

Attendance is free of charge.  There are no fees for parking or access to Chautauqua’s grounds during this event.

Nonprofit and educational organizations and lake-related businesses are invited to participate in the exhibit hall.  Interested sponsors and exhibitors may contact the conference organizers via email at ChautauquaLakeConference@gmail.com.

Who should come?

  • Chautauqua Lake property owners and visitors
  • Lake ecologists/biologists
  • Lake sports enthusiasts
  • Fisheries enthusiasts
  • Farmers
  • Hunters and Hikers
  • Those with a retail or commercial interest in relationship to Chautauqua Lake
  • Community leaders with a stake in the Lake
  • All with an interest in Chautauqua Lake and its watershed

Program Planning Team Participants Represent:
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance
Chautauqua Lake Association
Chautauqua Lake Partnership
Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

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