Cherry leads Lake Walk, wastewater plant tour


Greg Funka | Staff Photographer
Late-afternoon light reflects off the surface of Chautauqua Lake.

The water of Chautauqua Lake will be the focus of today’s Bird, Tree & Garden Club Lake Walk led by Tom Cherry, operations supervisor for the Chautauqua Utility District. At 6:30 p.m. at Heinz Fitness Center’s covered porch, Cherry will present “Water — Before and After.” Cherry said in an email that participants would walk from the porch along the lakefront with the option of a wastewater plant tour.

“My plan for the Lake Walk is to discuss the impact of phosphorus on the Chautauqua community and the lake,” Cherry said. “I have information from the lake studies that were done over the last several years listing the sources of phosphorus.”

Heinz Fitness Center is located at the corner of South Lake Drive and South Avenue (below the Youth Activities Center). A portable sound system is used for amplification during the Lake Walks.

The BTG sponsors this program in cooperation with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.