STOW – Nearly 400 acres of Chautauqua Lake will now be treated with herbicide beginning next week.
That was the news delivered yesterday during the annual meeting of the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance.
According to the Post-Journal, officials with the Chautauqua Lake Partnership made the announcement after learning that funding would be in place to treat nearly 100 percent of the area that was permitted by the state DEC earlier this month.
Areas that will be treated are off the shores of the villages of Celeron and Lakewood, as well as town of Ellicott, North Harmony and Ellery.
A combination of funding from local tax dollars as well as grants from local foundations is being used to cover the cost of treatment.
Details of the specific treatment area were provided earlier this week and a map and other details can be found at the CLP website, as well as our own website at WRFALP.com.
Herbicide treatment will begin next Wednesday, May 15 and must be completed by no later than May 22.