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The Candlewood Lake Authority (CLA) announced yesterday that Larry Marsicano, Executive Director, will leave the CLA on June 30, 2017 to pursue a new business venture.

“Through his leadership and tireless efforts, Larry has achieved significant accomplishments in the protection and management of Candlewood Lake,” said Phyllis Schaer, Chairman of the CLA. “Since 2003, Larry has led our organization, creating ground breaking programs with a focus on responsible stewardship of Candlewood Lake that will benefit our beautiful lake for years to come. The CLA thanks Larry for his contributions and dedication.”

Marsicano joined the CLA in 1998 and has been instrumental in creating many of the CLA’s lake management programs including: the State’s first demonstration Buffer Garden, the annual Candlewood Lake Clean‐Up and Project CLEAR. He has conducted lake research and water quality monitoring that has been published in peer‐reviewed professional journals, led the lake community’s efforts in the FERC relicensing process, initiated the State’s largest triploid grass carp program and developed important relationships with scientific, academic, government and corporate entities.

In response to Marsicano’s departure, a Human Resources Committee comprised of CLA Delegates has been convened and will immediately begin the planning and search for the next Executive Director.

Throughout the transition period the CLA Chairman, Board members and staff will continue to oversee daily operations of the CLA, including the Marine Patrol, water quality testing, public education and outreach, and aquatic invasive monitoring and control.

For additional information contact: Phyllis Schaer – Chairman of the CLA. (914) 589‐9845 or


By The Candlewood Lake Authority