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GENE DEPREZ TO BE PRESENTED THE FRAN SMITH AWARD IN NOVEMBER

Gene DePrez has been named by the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation as this year’s recipient of the Fran Smith Award, the Foundation’s highest honor. Join the Foundation in celebration on Saturday, November 17 at 6pm. DePrez was an LMCC trustee for 10 years, elected by the board as Vice President for much of that time, […]

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Natural Weed Killer Recipe

Control the weeds in your yard with a method that is safe for our amphibians, turtles and fish! First, boil together: 1 Gallon White Vinegar 1/2 Cup of Salt Cool to room temperature. Add a few drops of Dawn Detergent (it makes the liquid stick to the weeds). Pour into a spray container. Apply when […]

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Fish Stocking and Minimizing the Impact of Runoff on the Lake

FISH STOCKING LAKE MOHAWK IN SPARTA NJ The Foundation was approached by the LMCC Fishing Club to provide a grant for restocking Hybrid Stripers in Lake Mohawk. Stripers have not been stocked in the Lake since 2004. Fish stocking was recommended many years ago as part of the lake management plan developed by Princeton Hydro […]

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What You Can Do To Protect The Lake This Summer

Success! Earth Day 2018 Gratitude. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Lake Mohawk Celebrates Earth Day community cleanup in April. Look for pictures and more information in the next issue of the Papoose. Many thanks to Lake Mohawk Country Club for sponsoring our Friday registration and Volunteer reception! Thank you to all who […]

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Household Management and Effects on the Lake

Preventing groundwater pollution from failing septic systems should be a priority for every homeowner. Contamination can expose family and neighbors to waterborne diseases and other serious health risks. Nitrates and phosphates found in wastewater can cause algae blooms in our lakes. These blooms concern cause aesthetic problems and impact aquatic life. Top Four Things You […]

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Winter Effects on Lake Quality

A FLOATING ICY COVER The process of lakes turning over in the fall is critically important to the frogs, turtles and fish living in the lakes. It is during this turnover period that oxygen is infused and distributed throughout the entire water column.  So how does this occur? As summer transitions to fall, the surface […]

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What is a Rain Garden?

A rain garden catches and holds water that runs off from your roof or other impervious coverage (like a driveway) on your property. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers stormwater runoff as the number one threat to water quality in our lakes and streams. Sediment, including sand and dirt from your yard, enters the lake […]

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Thinking Spring? Think Rain Garden!

Rain Gardens are an environmentally friendly alternative to harmful fertilizers. Once again we are thinking about what to do with our lawns and gardens. A common mistake many homeowners make is fertilizing their lawns in the spring. When you fertilize your lawn in the spring you are helping the weeds to grow. Save your money […]

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Your Support Makes a Difference

Your support is critical to the success of the Lake Mohawk Foundation, providing the difference between funding what is short-term and basic and what is truly needed to protect and preserve the lakes located in the Lake Mohawk Reservation including the headwaters of the Wallkill River Watershed. We ask you to join us to undertake […]

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