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Get Out & Join Us This Summer!

School is almost out, and summer is finally here! We all know how busy summer can get, and the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy has some awesome events happening that we don’t want you to miss. Before those calendars get all tied up, add these dates and come on out and join us as we get together to learn more about the health and protection of our waterways and get outside to enjoy the warm weather!

  • July 6th – Join us at Westfield Nursery from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for a native plant event. You can learn more about the many benefits of native plants and even buy some for your own landscape!

  • July 7th – We are doing First FriYay with Southern Tier Distilling Company again this year! Come on down to The Empty Bottle at Southern Tier Distilling anytime from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm to have a drink and enjoy some music all for a good cause! Raise a glass with us in support of our watershed and wildlife and watch yours truly make a fool of herself as a guest bartender.

  • July 8th – Did you miss out on the native plant event on the 6th? Don’t fret, you’ve got another chance to join us on the 8th from 10:00 am to noon at Westfield Nursery. Another great opportunity to learn about the importance of incorporating native plants into all of our landscapes and to take some home to get started.

  • July 15th – Get out on the lake for a day of fun and show your support for the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy at our annual Sailing Rallye. Check out the events page on our website to learn more and get registered for this all day event!

  • July 20th – If you know the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, then you know John Jablonski III. Join us on the 20th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a recognition reception honoring John’s founding of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and his 32 years as our executive director. RSVP’s will be required for this event so please check back on our website for more information, or email if you would like to attend.

  • August 5th – Join our Director of Conservation along with the Western NY Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management from 10 am to noon for a walk and talk event at our Cassadaga Lakes Nature Park.

  • August 13th – This year we will be hosting our annual meeting at the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center. We have decided to keep this as an open unpaid event this year, so we hope you will come out and learn about what we have been up to and how you can get involved with our organization!

  • August 26th – Meet us at Chautauqua Marina from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for our annual native plant sale! This is always a fun day on the water shopping for some native plants and getting all of your questions answered by our awesome staff and volunteers.

With so many wonderful events going on there is sure to be something for everyone, so come on out and join us! For questions or more details on any of these events please visit our Events page or contact us at 716-664-2166 ext. 1002 or

by Whitney Gleason, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Executive Director

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