Conewango Creek Watershed Association holds Annual Meeting at Jamestown Audubon
The Conewango Creek Watershed Association held its 2009 Annual Meeting on Tuesday Nov 10 at 7pm at the Jamestown Audubon Society. Elections were conducted for the three Director seats up for reelection this year and were filled by the incumbents: Chautauqua County at-large, Chris Humphrey from Jamestown, NY; Cattaraugus County at-large, Brian Schrantz; and Warren County at-large, Tom Osborne, of Russell PA. Also elected was John Haffner from Blasdell, NY for a vacated Cattaraugus County at-large position.
After a brief business meeting, the Environmental Achievement Award was presented to Tom Osborne for spearheading the hugely successful Conewango Creek Clean-up in September and for the energy and passion he has brought to the group. Dan Steward, the group’s Chairman, gave a summary of the activities and achievements in the past year. Kim Sherwood, the Association’s Watershed Curator, talked about the environmental accomplishments in the watershed and asked the public to plot an environmentally sound course in the future.
The featured presentation called “The Way We Were (then, and a little bit of now)“ was given to the group by Mr. DeForest Warn and Dr. Tom Erlandson. Historical photos from our area, taken by Mr. Warn and Mr. Rollin Cass dating back to the 1930’s were selected to demonstrate the changes that have occurred to our watershed over the last 8 decades. Areas highlighted were landmarks in Jamestown including Chautauqua Lake and its Outlet, downtown Jamestown, Frewsburg and the Kinzua area of the Allegheny River. By comparing the old photos with current ones, the changes were pointed out. The audience of 35 thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.