Since 2015, the Alliance has partnered on an array of projects aimed at improving the water quality in Chautauqua Lake and its watershed for its multitude of uses and users. These projects are made possible thanks to the work of many dedicated partners, with funding generously provided by The Lenna Foundation, Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Gebbie Foundation, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, County of Chautauqua, New York State, and private contributors.
*Click button categories below to view projects and supporting information. Alliance-partnered projects make up the majority of content on these pages, however other related projects and resources may also be included.
Storm Water Management
Lakewood/Busti Precision Swales Retrofit
- Improvements to ~4,600 linear feet of roadside swales in Lakewood and Busti
- Incorporation of salt-tolerant native deep-rooted plants which help to reduce nutrient concentrations
- Includes specially-designed Phosphorus-binding media aimed at reducing nutrient concentrations
- Planting of native trees, shrubs and grasses to act as biofilters and to provide bank stabilization