Chautauqua Lake was designated this week by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo as one of a dozen "priority lakes" statewide to receive a share of $65 million in funds designed to beat back toxic algae.
The initiative, outlined in the governor's recent State of the State address, calls for four regional summits to be convened by the state health and environmental officials.
The summits will bring leading experts together with committees of local stakeholders to develop action plans for combating toxic algae.
The closest one to Buffalo will be held from 6-8 p.m., March 26, at SUNY Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester.
Chautauqua Lake was the sole waterbody named in the eight county area of Western New York. Others nearby included Conesus Lake and Honeoye Lake.