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For Chautauquans, visitors and seasonal staff members, the end of Week Eight heralds the beginning of the end of the summer season. Six of these employees shared their stories with The Chautauquan Daily.
While the bulk of the content at the Chautauqua Corporation annual meeting centered around the president’s report, the first item of business was presenting Hugh Butler as the Chautauqua Property Owners Association’s nominee for the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees.
The experience of Chautauqua Institution is an experience of community. The grounds and facilities, our rules for land use and the attempts to minimize the use of cars, the efforts toward an understanding of shared space, and the increasing awareness of the environmental impact of practices are all pieces of the reality of the experience of community.
The 2014 season showcases a new host of initiatives aimed at generating interest in environmental issues affecting the local public.
Chautauquans will recall that the Institution received federal and New York state grants totaling more than $700,000 in 2011 to support efforts to better manage stormwater runoff and to help keep Chautauqua Lake free of phosphates and other harmful nutrients.
One of the signature elements in the Institution’s plan to spend the grant money most effectively is a wetlands project near the tee on the third hole of Chautauqua Golf Club’s Lake Course. The wetlands project has taken visible shape during the 2013 Season.
“Let’s take it to the woods.”
In the 1960s, children swimming in Chautauqua Lake really had only one thing to complain about: the muddy bottom. Today, due to nutrient runoff and other environmental concerns, children are sometimes prohibited from swimming in the lake at all.