Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation
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Attendees at our Annual Lake Preservation Recognition Celebration were treated to a wonderful evening at LMCC thanks to our volunteers and sponsors.  There was music, a slideshow and catering by LMCC. Club member Gene DePrez, former LMCC president, was honored this year with the Fran Smith Lake Preservation Award; and Happy Valley Beach and their volunteers were awarded our Lake Preservation Award for Organizational Leadership.  We were treated to pictures of Gene from the “early years” as well as remarks from our awardees and Foundation leadership.   As we begin the new year with new funds in our coffers, we look forward to providing additional benefits to our lakes and to our community in 2019.

2018 Fran Smith Lake Preservation Award Celebration

This event happened because of our generous sponsors.  Donating at the Princess White Deer Club level was The Atkinson Family Foundation.  We thank them for supporting our efforts as the lead sponsor of our celebration.  Dean Reinauer and Tom Murray joined us at the Explorers of the Wallkill level of giving.  We thank them and also wish to thank our Fran Smith Boardwalk Council level co-sponsors: Gene and Patty DePrez, Beach 6, and Jack and Laura Parker. 

Our Foundation trustees were “all hands on deck” for this event.  These volunteers are working hard to raise funds to assist in protecting and sustaining our lakes and the Wallkill River watershed.  Your donations are welcome at any time and can be made by check to Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation, 21 The Boardwalk, Sparta, NJ 07871, or through Pay Pal on our website  The foundation is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.


Our business meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at LMCC.  Join us January 23 at 7pm when general business of the Foundation will be discussed and trustee elections will be held.  Nominations are welcome, as are volunteers for our advisory groups, projects, fundraising and community education.  You may contact us at


The Lake Committee of LMCC is planning an celebration at the County Club on Saturday, March 30. Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation is partnering with them for this fun and illuminating event.  Activities for children, speakers on a variety of topics, vendors with information about septic systems, hydro raking, Earth Day and more will be meeting with members at the clubhouse all day.

Plan now to join us for a fun, educational day at the clubhouse!  More information will be available in the next Papoose.

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