Discussion to focus on Chautauqua Lake

JAMESTOWN Prendergast Library will offer the fifth program in its Critical Discussion Series from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in the Fireplace Room at the library on the topic “Chautauqua Lake Action: Who is Doing What in 2013?”

“We invite people to attend to hear about our lake from a variety of perspectives. Each group represented has a unique role and area of expertise,” said acting director Tina Scott.

During the final Critical Discussion until fall, John Jablonski III, executive director of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, will address root causes of lake problems, preventive activities and landowner relationships.

Douglas Conroe, president of the Chautauqua Lake Association, will present a 2013 work program update.

Dave Spann, district field manager of the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District, will cover stream and agricultural projects, technical assistance and hydro-seeding erosion control.

Sally Carlson, North Harmony town supervisor and the representative of mayors and supervisors on the Chautauqua Lake Management Commission, will discuss land use and commission activities and objectives.

Lyle Hajdu, chairman of the Chautauqua Lake Management Commission, will share information about dredging and creek erosion control feasibility studies, aquatic vegetation plan, the evolution of the commission and next steps.

Panelists will also take questions from the audience.

The program is free and open to the public. The library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135, Ext. 225.