Monday, February 18, 2019
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Statement on Herbicide Lawsuit

In August 2018, the CWC issued a statement of support for the lawsuit filed by Chautauqua Institution demanding a more thorough impact study on the application of herbicides in Chautauqua Lake before more herbicides are applied to the lake in the future. As stated during the herbicide permitting process, the CWC believes the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement submitted by the Town of Ellery in support of an herbicide application is flawed and that the application of herbicide without further study could harm the ecology of the lake. This herbicide application made in June 2018 conflicts with the Chautauqua Lake Macrophyte (rooted aquatic plant) Management Plan, which has been endorsed by the CWC and others. The CWC’s full statement is below.

CILawsuitStatementPR 8-14-18 for website-1

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
413 North Main Street
Jamestown, NY 14701