History

Over 50 years supporting the Canandaigua Lake Watershed.

Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, Inc. was formed on January 1, 2010, when two long-standing lake advocacy groups merged: Canandaigua Lake Association, Inc. and Canandaigua Lake Watershed Alliance, Inc.

We are dedicated to promoting responsible development that thoroughly addresses the unique environment of the lake. We constantly evaluate development projects at the town government levels and their impact on lake health, views, and roads.

It’s important that developers adopt strategies different from those that might be appropriate when developing a sub-division on flat land some distance from a major source of drinking water. Responsible development calls on them to:

  • Maintain water quality, on which 60,000 people rely for drinking
  • Protect wooded hillsides, fragile shale, green life, and wildlife
  • Prevent run-off into the lake

Canandaigua Lake’s future depends upon all of us to be responsible stewards.

Interested in our bylaws? Read them here.