Last CWC citizen science survey scheduled for Sept. 9

The last session of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s citizen science survey for invasive aquatic plants in Chautauqua Lake for 2022 will take place on Friday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. The survey will cover part of the Chautauqua Lake Outlet, with participants launching from Celoron Park in Celoron.

This session is part of a series of public informational sessions and on-water surveys held by CWC (with funding from the Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance) throughout the summer. Attendees will learn how to differentiate beneficial, native aquatic plant species from invasive, problematic species (“weeds”) and also learn what they as individuals and as communities can do to prevent the arrival and spread of new aquatic invasive species. Those interested can also participate in an on-water survey to search for and remove invasive plants.

Participation is free, but pre-registration is required for the on-water programs as attendance is capped at 10 participants per session. Registration can be made by calling 716-664-2166 or emailing info@chautauquawatershed.org. Anyone joining the on-water training sessions will need to bring their own kayak or canoe and life jacket. More information can be on www.chautauquawatershed.org and the Conservancy’s Facebook page.


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