Welcome to the Cassadaga Lakes for another great summer session of fun and
relaxation. The Cassadaga Lakes Association is a not
for profit organization that helps control the weed growth on the Cassadaga Lakes by cutting and harvesting them. The CLA is
the local caretaker of our three connected lakes. We are members of the New
York State Federation of Lakes Association (NYSFOLA). We do not use chemicals
in our lakes for weed control, because we are aware of the environmental concerns
and try to protect these bodies of water to the best of our abilities.
I would like to
take this opportunity to thank all of our board and members who have helped to
make our organization a success. Activities as diverse as weed harvesting all
the way down to the simple but necessary feeding of swans during the winter
keep us quite busy. To meet the demands of a new era, the CLA has morphed into
an organization that networks with other groups such
as the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and the County Water Quality Task
Force. Still, common qualities such as teamwork and perseverance are what makes us a successful entity.
Directory marks our second year associated with Falconer Printing. We are
pleased with this association and believe that their expertise enables us to
continue to put forth a fine issue. A heartfelt thank-you goes out to all
businesses, both local and county wide who have chosen to advertise with us and
for those people who have submitted articles and pictures.
Also, thanks go
out to Chautauqua County, the towns of Stockton and Pomfret,
the village of Cassadaga and the Lily Dale Assembly
for their support of the Lakes Association. Also thanks to our members and familIes and others who have supported us through out the year. You make the Cassadaga
Lakes a special place to be! Please encourage others to become members.
A special thanks go out to retired board member Chuck
Battaglia for his many years of service to the lakes. Chuck served faithfully
as Lakes and Building Manager and chief weed harvester. He has agreed to
continue to represent us at various lakes related meetings throughout the
county and will continue to serve as an advisor. Peter George has taken Chuck’s
place on the board and his organizational skills and willingness to learn will
keep harvesting and building management on an even keel.
We look forward
to a great year of celebrating the lakes.
YOURS FOR THE LAKES,
Dennis Collins, President