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The Executive Director of the Candlewood Lake Authority is stepping down at the end of the month to pursue a new business venture.  Larry Marsicano has led the organization since 2003.  He is going to be a business partner with Aquatic Ecosystem Research.


CLA Chairman Phyllis Schaer says that is a great opportunity for him to have more flexibility and focused on lake ecology issues and research.


A Human Resources Committee of CLA delegates will start the search for the next Executive Director.  The CLA Chairman, Board members and staff will continue to oversee daily operations, including the Marine Patrol, water quality testing, public education and outreach, and aquatic invasive monitoring and control. 


Schaer says Marsicano has created ground breaking programs with a focus on responsible stewardship of Candlewood Lake that will benefit the lake for years to come. 


Marsicano helped to create the state's first demonstration Buffer Garden, the annual Candlewood Lake Clean-Up and Project CLEAR.  He also led the lake community’s efforts in the FERC relicensing process and initiated the State’s largest triploid grass carp program. 

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