CLA Receives Major Donation…

Conesus NY – November 30th, 2021


On behalf of Mark’s Leisure Time Marine and the Bill and Kristin Fenech Foundation we are pleased to announce a major donation to the Conesus Lake Association. 

The Bill and Kristen Fenech Foundation is donating $11,611 to the Conesus Lake Association, and Mark’s Leisure Time Marine is matching that donation of $11,611 for a total of $23,222. 

Bill Fenech is the President and Founder of Barletta Pontoon Boats; his foundation has partnered with charitable groups across the country to support the communities in which they do business.

Mark’s Leisure Time Marine is the local Barletta Pontoon Boat dealer, located at 5364 East Lake Road in Conesus, NY and 4336 Recreation Drive in Canandaigua NY.  

From Bill, Kristin and the entire Barletta team, “We’re thrilled to participate in the many wonderful charities that are important to you and your community to make a positive impact in the lives of others”. 

Zach Meyer Marine Operations Manager for Mark’s Leisure Time Marine is a frequent boater on Conesus Lake, he stated “ We are honored to be able to make this donation to the Conesus Lake  Association, we hope this donation will enhance their environmental conservation efforts to help further protect Conesus Lake”. 

Mark’s Leisure Time Marine will be doing a formal check presentation to the Conesus Lake Association on Thursday December 2nd at 4pm. Location of presentation will be the new Marks Leisure Time Marine Service Facility located at 2979 Lakeville Road, Avon NY 14414. Media are welcome to attend. 


About Mark’s Leisure Time Marine

Mark’s Leisure Time Marine is family owned and operated by the Meyer family.  Since 1981 they have taken pride in their outstanding reputation in the recreation industry and have consistently achieved Top 100 status from Boating Industry, the leading trade publication for the marine industry. Mark’s Leisure Time Marine is also annually awarded the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Dealer Award.  An award that is presented to dealerships that provide excellent customer service in the categories of sales and marine service.  Mark’s Leisure Time Marine’s full lineup includes Barletta Pontoon Boats along with Mastercraft, Chris Craft, Harris and Bayliner boats.   Mark’s Leisure Time Marine has two locations in the Finger Lakes Region; 5364 East Lake Road in Conesus NY and 4336 Recreation Drive in Canandaigua NY.   Learn more at




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Area wide Best Practices

Best Practices to Protect Conesus Lake

What is a Best Practice?: A best practice is a technique or method that, through experience and research, has proven to reliably lead to a desired result, and achieves results superior to those achieved by other means. A commitment to using the best practices is a commitment to using all the knowledge and technology at one’s disposal to ensure success. 

How are these relevant to us? : Every day our actions within the watershed of Conesus Lake have a significant impact on the overall health of the lake, either positively or negatively. We continue to strive to define and promulgate best practices pertaining to our actions: in the watershed, near the lakeside, and on the water, that will ensure we act in a manner that provides the highest certainty that we are contributing to the health, benefit and improvement of our lake. As each of us, and each of our visitors participate in varying activities from boating, to yardwork, to managing pets; each of us will need to understand the relevant best practices and apply them to our individual lives IF we are committed to protecting the lake.



Best Practices

What is it?

A cohesive set of actions designed to educate watershed residents on the impact they have on the lake’s water quality, and to promote lake-friendly residential best practices. Through these actions and programs, we hope to assist and inspire all watershed residents to become proactive stewards of the future health of our lake. All of US … doing our part.



CLA Letter to DEC

On November 21, 2011, the Conesus Lake Association sent our comments to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) on horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) as a method of gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale.  The letter reviews our adopted position (March 2011), and our concern about moving forward with permitting prior to the completion of Federal and State research into the implications of hydrofracking on critical water and related land resource issues.  Until the completion of these Government studies, the CLA believes that the current New York State moratorium on hydrofracking should be extended; and no drilling permits issued.  Please contact the CLA at with any questions and concerns.




When the Conesus Lake Watershed Management Plan (CLWMP) was adopted in 2003, a green light was given to 34 significant action items. One of them was the creation and distribution of a lake-friendly brochure full of “to-do’s” and “not-to-do’s”.

The objective of this brochure – entitled “Conesus Lake Watershed: Is It Worth Protecting?” – was to help all those living in the Conesus Lake watershed better understand what can and should be done to bring the lake back to the way it was centuries ago. OR at least as it was in our great-grandparents’ day.

The 12-page brochure covers a wide range of topics, from best management practices for agriculture to intelligent lawn care, from controlling runoff to dealing with problematic aquatic weeds and algae.

The Conesus Lake Watershed Council, with financial support from a state grant given to the Conesus Lake Association, has ensured that funds were available to print and mail this user-friendly brochure to every household in the watershed, not just to lakeshore residents. The CLA will take the lead in mailing to all those living around the perimeter of Conesus Lake.

CLA member families who have paid their 2005 annual dues by the middle of March 2005 will receive a copy of this brochure along with their 2005 Lake Directory, in April. Families who have not paid their 2005 dues by that date, or lakeshore families who are not CLA members, will receive their copy of the “Conesus Lake: Is It Worth Protecting” brochure by itself. “

The Watershed Management Council and CLA’s objective, to put these brochures in the hands of virtually every homeowner or renter in the watershed in April, will allow everyone to read, digest and then put its many smart ideas into practice this year.

Read the brochure from cover to cover, and keep it handy as a reference. Remember, each one of us in the watershed needs to do our part to preserve the treasure that is Conesus Lake.


CLA Joins Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance

The Conesus Lake Association is a founding member of the new Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance.



Conesus Lake Fish Kill Contingency Plan Published

The Conesus Lake Fish Kill Contingency Plan is now available on the county’s web site, and “Resident & Lake User Action Plan” pamphlets are now available.



Storm Drain Labeling Project

Starting October 2009, most of the storm-water drains in the Village of Livonia will be labeled with the phrase “PLEASE DON’T POLLUTE —  DRAINS TO CONESUS LAKE”.

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