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CWC, Conserving Waterfronts

February 12, 2012
By John Jablonski III - executive director, CWC , The Post-Journal

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy has focused much of its energy and resources on conserving waterfront property both on lakes and streams. From its inception to present, CWC has itself, or in partnership with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, conserved two miles of waterfront forest and wetlands along Chautauqua Lake and its outlet. In 2011, the CWC established the Loomis Goose Creek Wetland Preserve, which conserved 450 feet of lakeshore on Chautauqua Lake and 3,000 feet in length of the west bank of Goose Creek. On Cassadaga Lakes, CWC conserved a 12.4-acre shrub and hardwood swamp in the shape of a peninsula separating Lower and Middle lakes, protecting 2,500 feet of lakeshore. This is over a mile of shoreline habitat conserved in just one year.



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