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CWC Sets 2013-14 Conservation Projects

May 5, 2013
By John Jablonski III - CWC executive director (

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy has set its organizational objectives for 2013-14, which will focus on actions to address the root causes of the pollution, algae and plant problems in our Chautauqua lakes and streams. Excessive lake algae and plant growth is fueled by excessive storm water runoff, pollution and erosion from land uses in the watershed. Research shows that healthy, natural shorelines are essential for healthy lakes and that reducing nutrient and sediment loads to a lake can directly reduce the abundance of nuisance plant growth. In other words, if we want to reduce the lake's excessive algae and plant growth, we must arrest the soil erosion and pollution at their sources. To do this, CWC's objectives are the following:



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