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What Are These Weeds?

Posted by on May 10, 2018

Many aquatic plants exist within Chautauqua Lake; its nutrient-rich sediments provide a fertile growing bed for vegetation. Some of these plants are native to our area and provide critical ecological and environmental benefits, while others were introduced from distant locales and have been wreaking havoc on the ecological function, recreational and economic value of Chautauqua Lake.

This summer, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI), in partnership with the Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance, the County of Chautauqua, and Evergreen Outfitters in Mayville, will be offering a series of public programs focused on Chautauqua Lake’s “weeds”. Through these programs, you can learn how to differentiate the beneficial, native aquatic plant species from the invasive, problematic species, and learn what we as individuals and as communities can do to prevent their spread. These programs will be offered at several different venues around the lake in order to engage Chautauqua Lake’s shoreline community.

Full Program Schedule; Please click on the date for details.

May 16th 2018 – 6:00pm-7:00pm ;Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center.

May 25th 2018 – 10:00am-4:00pm; Carlson Community Center Hall Mayville Lakeside Park.

May 30th 2018 – 7:00pm-9:00pm; Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.

June 5th 2018 – 6:00pm-7:00pm; Lawson Center on Chautauqua Lake.

June 9th 2018 12:00pm-1:00pm; Chautauqua Marina Boat Rentals and Sales.

June 9th 2018 12:00pm-1:00pm; Long Point State Park.

June 9th 2018 10:00am-4:00pm; Long Point State Park.

June 12th, 2018 6:00-7:00pm; Lakewood Memorial Library.

June 22nd 2018 10:00am-4:00pm; Lawson Center on Chautauqua Lake

July 11th 2018 6:00pm-7:00pm; James Prendergast Library

July 14th 2018 – 10:00am-4:00pm; Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

July 19th 2018 4:15pm-5:15pm; hosted by Bird, Tree and Garden Club at Chautauqua Institution

This project is collaboration between the Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History. Funding was provided from the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, through the generous support of Senator Catharine Young. The County of Chautauqua provided support in the form of a pass-through grant to the Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Alliance.

Contact Elyse Henshaw for more information: ehenshawATrtpi.org or 716-665-2473 ext. 231.