CWC to hold snowshoe/ski and campfire gathering

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy invites the public to a Dusk Snowshoe/Ski and Campfire Gathering at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. This event will take place at CWC’s Cassadaga Creek Preserve, located on Bloomer Road in Sinclairville. A CWC guide will lead an evening tour of the 150-acre preserve. The route will be flat and is approximately 2.5 miles. Can’t snowshoe or hike? Come and socialize by the bonfire at the entrance to the preserve. After the tour, all are invited to stay to warm up by the fire. S’mores, coffee and cocoa will be provided. Those attending are asked to consider bringing a dish or snack to pass!

Make sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight. If there is no snow for the tour, a shorter hike will be offered, and the bonfire will go on as planned. This event is free for CWC members, with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Reservations are encouraged, so call or email the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy in advance to let the members know of plans to attend.

For more information on this event or the CWC, visit, email or call 664-2166. For a map showing the Cassadaga Creek Preserve location, go to and click on the “Preserves” tab.

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is a member-supported 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which works with landowners to conserve and enhance the landscape features, which protect important habitats and collect, store, filter and deliver clean waters to our Chautauqua lakes, streams and groundwaters. To date, it has led efforts conserving over 1,100 acres of fish and wildlife habitats on Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Creek, Cassadaga Lake and Creek, and across Chautauqua County. Its preserves are open to the public to explore from sunrise to sunset.