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CWC to host hike along Lake Erie Saturday

December 5, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will be hosting a sunset hike on the shore of Lake Erie on Saturday. The one-hour hike will begin at the Westfield Barcelona Beach parking lot at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by a wine tasting with cheese and crackers at 21 Brix Winery at 5 p.m. (wine tasting fees apply). The winery is located at 6654 West Main Road in Portland.

CWC executive director John Jablonski III stated that, "The cobbly, driftwood-strewn Lake Erie shoreline is beautiful in every season and in all kinds of weather. We will hike to Chautauqua Creek and back and hope to see a spectacular sunset at 4:47 p.m. Participants should expect a strong, chilly wind off the lake and should dress appropriately."

Participants may attend either or both events. Pre-registration is recommended, and there is a $5 suggested donation for non-CWC members attending the hike. To register, participants should contact the Conservancy at 664-2166 or and provide the names and phone numbers of participants.

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and enhance the water quality, scenic beauty, and ecological health of the lakes, streams, wetlands and watersheds of the Chautauqua region.

To sign up for online updates, find out more information on watershed care or support CWC's conservation activities, visit



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