The Rotary Club of Jamestown and the Chautauqua Lake Association held a second Adopt-a-Shoreline morning recently.
Volunteers showed up at the Lakewood Beach, the Mayville Park and the village of Bemus Point, from the Lawson Boating Heritage Center to the Bemus Point Village Park, to rake nuisance weeds from the lake to be collected and hauled away by crews from the Chautauqua Lake Association. Heavy equipment operators from the village of Bemus Point and the town of Ellery helped with weed removal as volunteers pitched the weeds into earth movers and Bobcats to be loaded onto CLA trucks for removal.
Greg Jones and Mike Roberts, assisted by Dudley Ericson and Vince Horrigan, coordinated efforts of volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Jamestown, Lakewood and Westfield/Mayville, the Bemus Point Methodist Church Youth group, the Cassadaga Job Corps, the Bemus Bay Condominiums, the Italian Fisherman and Skillman's as well as individual concerned citizens and residents as they worked for three hours to rake and collect weeds and debris for removal.
Volunteers from the Bemus Point Cleanup included: Jamestown Rotary Club members, Bemus Point Methodist Church Youth, volunteers from the Cassadaga Jobs Corps, the Italian Fisherman, Skillman, the Bemus Bay Condominiums, and interested individuals as well as crews from the village of Bemus Point and the town of Ellery.
The Rotary Club of Jamestown donated $5,000 to the Chautauqua Lake Association to pay part of the cost of the debris removal and publicity of the two events this summer as part of their community service projects. One of Rotary International's major emphases is on the promotion and fostering of clean water throughout the world.