MAYVILLE - A second mass search for water chestnuts will be held starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Stow Park landing of the Bemus Point-Stow Ferry.
Chautauqua County hosted its first mass search for the invasive aquatic species on July 31 with nearly 40 volunteers participating. Participants were split up into teams to cover each of the 15 zones to search for signs of water chestnut.
"This week, we are concentrating our search on the lower basin of Chautauqua Lake, which is where there have been more sightings of the water chestnut," said County Executive Greg Edwards.
Volunteers should report to the Stow Ferry Park where they will be given a short presentation on the water chestnut.
Anyone interested in participating should call the watershed hotline at 363-4499, 753-4499 or 661-7499.
Zone 1: Shore Acres - Bridge to Englewood Development;
Zone 2: Arnolds Bay - Englewood Development
to Second Stream;
Zone 3: Bellview - Second Stream to Bellview Point;
Zone 4: Driftwood - Bellview Point to Dutch Hollow Creek;
Zone 5: Fluvanna - Dutch Hollow Creek to Launch at Denslow Avenue;
Zone 6: Chadakoin - Launch to
Second Bend in Chadakoin/Celoron Park;
Zone 7: Burtis Bay - Celoron Park to end of Lakewood Rod & Gun;
Zone 8: Lakewood - Lakewood Rod & Gun to Shermans Bay;
Zone 9: Shermans Bay - Shermans Bay to Ashville Bay;
Zone 10: Ashville Bay - Ashville Bay to Cheney Point;
Zone 11: Hadley Bay - Cheney Point to Bridge.