The Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS) is an organization of friends of the environment. Their goals are to increase awareness of the environment for Lakeside Chautauqua guests and residents and to foster increased environmental activism as people return to their homes.

NEW Water Bottle Refill Station in Bettinger Park

The life cycle of single use plastic water bottles contributes to global warming, water pollution, and soil pollution.The Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS) wants to reduce Lakeside’s dependance on single use, disposable water bottles to lessen our impact on the Earth.

LESS is looking to raise $3,500 for the purchase and installation of a NEW water bottle refill station in Bettinger Park. Bettinger Park is an ideal place to install a water bottle refill station as it is central to so many recreational activities!

Join LESS today and help make Lakeside a greener place to play! Checks can be made payable to LESS and dropped to Jim Heikes,Treasurer, at 325 Lynn Ave. Donations can also be made at designation RESTRICTED LESS ENVIRONMENTAL.

Please include “refill station” in the comments section.


Membership is open to all who enjoy the wonders of God's creation. LESS operates on donations and fundraising projects. Membership is not required to attend meetings or activities.

2022 Programs

Check back for more information on 2022 LESS Programs.

Frank Baker

Lakeside Environmental Society President