CWC To Offer Programs On Invasive Plants

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is offering a series of public programs focused on Chautauqua Lake’s invasive plants. Participants will learn how to differentiate the lake’s beneficial, native aquatic plant species from the invasive, problematic species. An online informational session will be held on Monday from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom. From mid-June through September, several on-water paddles will be offered each month where participants will survey the local aquatic vegetation to look for and, if needed, report and carefully remove invasive plants. The paddles will take place at various locations in and around Chautauqua Lake to re-survey sites where invasives have previously been detected and scope out potential new sites as well. Participation in these programs is free, but pre-registration is requested for the on-water surveys as attendance is capped at 10 participants per session. Anyone joining the on-water surveys will need to bring their own kayak or canoe and personal protective equipment (life jacket). Those interested in participating can find more information at chautauquawatershed.org.

West Oak Hill Road, County Route 61 Will Be Closed Starting Today

Construction crews will be replacing a drainage pipe on West Oak Hill Road, County Route 61, starting today. The road will be closed. Expect signs to be posted between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. A detour will be posted and drivers are asked to use an alternate route.

Book Launch Party Planned Today

WESTFIELD — A book launch party for “Braided Lies A Thousand Islands Castle Mystery” will take place at 7 p.m. today in the Lake Shore Center for the Arts at 48 S. Portage St. Author Catherine D’Agostino of Fredonia will be at the event and will be signing books.

Community Blood Drive To Be Held On Friday

WESTFIELD — The Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Westfield Memorial Hospital, 189 E. Main St., Westfield. To schedule an appointment, call 814-456-4206. Appointments are encouraged to reduce wait time, but not required.  Walk-ins will be taken as space allows. The Community Blood Bank partners with hospitals in Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York to provide blood for patients in need. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health,. To learn more or to find a blood drive, visit www.fourhearts.org or call 877-842-0631.

School Board To Meet On Monday

The Bemus Point Central School Board will meet Monday in the cafeteria at Bemus Point Elementary School, 41 Liberty St., Bemus Point. An executive session will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the regular meeting at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.


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