Chip Holt Nature Center Conesus Lake New York
"Connecting Minds to Nature"


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A fun filled community event sponsored by the The Town of Livonia!

Build a boat or come to cheer on your favorite crew!

All boats are to be made of recycled materials! Have fun designing, building and decorating your boat! Prizes for the the fastest boat, the most creative and more!

Food, music, Nature Center open house, and good times!

$50 entrance fee per team. All proceeds benefit The Chip Holt Nature Center

If you would like to sponsor the event with a donation or contribute to a prize, click the sponsor form link to the right.

Click on the links to the right for all rules, regulations and waivers.



Family Fishing Clinic

Saturday June 20th, 9am-12

Fishing poles, bait and instruction provided. Fun for the whole family.

No Fishing License required. This is a DEC designated free fishing day.

Thank You to our 2014 Sponsors:

Mighty Oak Donors: Norma Riedman

Silver Maple Donors: DBA Star Pest Control, Livonia Inn, Inc., Livonia-Lakeville Pharmacy, Inc., Chanler Agency, Inc. Insurance, Craig and CeeCee Nelson, Linda and Paul Artruc, Lisa Marie Hair Salon, 5 Star Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Shelley

Mountain Ash Donors: Physical Therapy Professionals, P.C., Margaret Graf Linsner, Esq., Dr. John Belbas, DDS., Geneseo Family Eye Care, LLC., Steuben Trust Company, NAPA Auto Parts

A special thank you to the family of Laurena "Connie" Herrington for the donation of several taxidermy animal displays and arrowheads. They are a welcome addition to the Nature Center.

Your donations are greatly appreciated!

1st Annual "Anything That Floats Regatta"

Click on each link below for appropriate forms


* Description of Event and Rules

* Registration Form

* Waiver #1

* Waiver #2

* Sponsor Form

Tell your family and friends!

Participate or just come to watch the fun and cheer on your favorite boat!

Questions? email


Programs being planned for 2015. Some dates to be determined...

The Conesus Lake Associate. Blue Green Algae, a persistant problem. May 21, 7-8pm

Free Family Fishing Day! Fun for all. Poles and bait provided. Saturday June 20

Oh Deer! Learn about the habits and habitats of the White Tailed Deer. September 25, 7-8pm

CSA: Community Supported Agriculture. What is it? How can you join? Why it is great for our community!

Wreath making workshop! Pre-registration required. Limit of 25. $8 supply fee





The Chip Holt Nature Center mission is to (1.) provide interactive educational programs and recreational opportunities for present and future generations, (2.) promote ecological stewardship for Conesus Lake and its watershed, and (3.) increase awareness and appreciation for the natural resources of the Finger Lakes.



Chip Holt Nature Center • PO Box 523 • Lakeville, NY 14480 •


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