Sponsoring Organizations

The Chautauqua Lake Conference expresses appreciation to Media One Radio Group for promotional support.


The Chautauqua Lake Conferences is made possible through the volunteer efforts of representatives of six Chautauqua region organizations.

In alphabetical order:

Chautauqua Institution (CI) – CI is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance and teaching of the arts.

Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance (CLWMA) – The Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance, working in collaboration with lake and watershed-related organizations, municipalities and other stakeholders, will promote and facilitate implementation of recommendations from the Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan and the Chautauqua Lake Macrophyte Management Strategy by prioritizing projects, securing funding and allocating resources.

Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA)– The mission of the CLA is to continue to be the “Steward of Chautauqua Lake” serving to the extent that our resources will allow by:
Providing effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users.
Promoting and facilitating the ongoing scientific study of the Chautauqua Lake and its surrounding ecosystem.
Participating in/and or cooperating with local, state and federal lake management programs, and/ or applicable regulatory agencies in existence or being formed.
Educating the community about Chautauqua Lake’s ecosystem and environmental lake management practices.

Chautauqua Lake Partnership (CLP) – The Chautauqua Lake Partnership is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of Chautauqua Lake. We are concerned about water quality, especially the proliferation of weeds and algae and their accumulation near shore and along the shoreline. For years we have had “sludge”, masses of rotting weeds and algae, including blue-green algae and cyanobacteria toxin near shore and on the shoreline. It is time for action and changes necessary to protect our lake.

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy (CWC) – CWC’s mission is to preserve and enhance the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watersheds of the Chautauqua region.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) – The mission of RTPI is to honor and continue the work of Roger Tory Peterson to foster understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural world.

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