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2019 Newsletter
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE:

Welcome to the Cassadaga Lakes for another great summer season of fun and relaxation. The Cassadaga Lakes Association is a nonprofit organization that works to protect and enhance our lakes. We do this through a number of activities, the most critical being weed cutting and harvesting. 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.

Our 2019 Directory marks our eighth 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 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 throughout the year. You make the Cassadaga Lakes a special place to be! Please encourage others to become members. A larger membership creates a stronger organization that is better able to protect and enhance the lakes.

We are again enjoying a partnership with the Citizens For A Better Cassadaga. We help to maintain a beautiful stage and fishing dock and help support the concerts. We are ending our partnership with SUNY Oneonta and will be receiving a comprehensive lakes management study that should be available at our membership meeting. The big news is that we are partnering with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy to establish a Cassadaga Nature Park on lands on the third lake between LilyDale and Camp Gross. If you would like to make a financial contribution to our Nature Park, please go the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy website. We look forward to a great year of celebrating the lakes. Please join us for our annual meeting and dinner on Sunday, June 9. See the calendar for details.


YOURS FOR THE LAKES,

Dennis Collins, President

YOURS FOR THE LAKES,

Dennis Collins, President