LAKEWOOD – The First Niagara Bank Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Chautauqua Lake Association for its lake maintenance efforts this year.

“We welcome and appreciate this new partner from the area,” association President Douglas Conroe said in accepting the donation from Phil Persons, vice president and manager of the bank’s Fairmount Avenue branch.

The association’s lake improvement activities include removing debris, cleaning up the shoreline and cutting weeds in the lake.