The Paddle for Chautauqua Lake is scheduled to start Aug. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Mayville Lakeside Park.
The event is a fundraiser for the Chautauqua Lake Association, which manages the weeds and cleans debris to keep the lake healthy.
Registration will run 8-9 a.m. Entry fee is $10 per person. Entrants also are challenged to collect 10 pledges of $10 each.
There will be a free continental breakfast before the launch and a free BBQ lunch afterward. Donate or collect pledges of $50 or more and you’ll get a T-shirt. There also will be prizes including a drawing for a kayak.
Evergreen Outfitters is taking reservations for kayak rentals. The $25 fee includes kayak, paddle, PFD and transportation of kayak to Lakeside State Park. Call (716) 763-2266 to make a reservation.
Volunteers also are needed to act as safety boats. Knowledge of open water rescue is required.
For information and registration forms, visit Paddle for Chautauqua Lake.