Here we see a harvester along with work crew members at the shore. The operation is very labor intensive.
One option is to unload a harvester onto a work barge, but this is very labor intensive. It’s back breaking work.
Transport barges make the process much more efficient. This is the latest transport barge acquisition.
A better option is to use transport barges like this one. This speeds up the harvest process. The barge can carry more than the harvester, and returns to shore to unload the weeds into a truck, while the harvester stays on the lake and continues cutting weeds.
The CLA works at keeping the Shoreline looking good, removing the brush, weeds, and mud that build up.
The CLA removes tons of debris from the lake and shoreline after storms.
Transcript of "CLA Annual Dinner Presentation 2011"
2011 Annual Meeting<br />
CLA’s Mission<br />The Chautauqua Lake Association’s mission is to provide effective and efficient science-based lake maintenance and education services for the benefit of <br />all Chautauqua Lake users.<br />
Overview<br />Randy Graham, CLA President, 2011<br />Thank you for responding:<br />Local Foundations<br />Private Donors<br />County Legislature<br />Towns and Villages<br />Volunteers<br />Board Members <br />
Communications<br />Planned and managed news coverage, including emphasis of Cornell's role in CLA’s work<br />Distribution of a quarterly newsletter to lake residents<br />More promotion for "Ring of Fire" on 4th of July <br />
CHAUTAUQUA LAKE ASSOCIATION<br />2011 UPDATE<br />
Inventory of Major Equipment<br />1 Hydro-Mate<br />8 Harvesters<br />3 Transport Barges<br />4 Powered Work Barges<br />3 Heavy Duty Large Capacity Mobile Conveyors<br />4 Large Dump Trucks with 18ft Beds<br />1 Dump Truck with 10ft Bed<br />3 One Ton Dump Trucks<br />1 Equipment Truck<br />1 Trailer<br />Bobcat<br />Roller Trailer<br />Dresser Wheel Loader<br />Forklift<br />
What we want you to know<br />We want to use our equipment<br />We take pride in operating efficiently<br />We are aggressively pursuing funding <br />We established a long term planning committee<br />
Possible Ways to Increase Service<br />Bring 2 crews to full capacity<br />Add 3rd Barge<br />Add 3rd Crew<br />Restore full crews with all equipment<br />Run 2nd Shift Barge Crew <br />
CLA is Valuable<br />Only local lake organization that actually “works on the lake”<br />Records and maintains scientific data for the benefit of lake vitality<br />Strong capital investment in necessary equipment and staff to maintain lake quality <br />
THE CHAUTAUQUA LAKE ASSOCIATION WORKS!<br /> Please support our efforts to keep the lake beautiful!<br />A Clean Lake is Everyone’s Business!<br />
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