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Archive Monthly Archives: June 2020

THE FOUNDATION AT WORK

The Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation is committee to educating our community about how to preserve and protect our manmade lakes.  We help fund projects that improve the water quality of Lake Mohawk and the Wallkill River.  We are committed to preserving and improving our community’s properties and open spaces. Our meetings are held each month, […]

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HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOMS (HABs)

Blue-green algae are not algae at all, but types of bacteria called cyanobacteria that are normally present in many lakes. This type of bacteria thrives in warm, nutrient-rich water. When conditions are right, the bacteria can grow quickly forming “blooms.”  In general, algae are not harmful.  HABs are different.  People or animals exposed to cyanotoxins […]

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RUN OFF FROM LAWNS AND ROADS

Did you know the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers stormwater runoff as the number one threat to water quality in our lakes and streams?  Lakefront homeowners play a big role in preventing sediment from flowing into the lakes from their yards. Sand and dirt from lawns and driveways enter the lake during rainstorms. Homeowners should […]

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PREPARING LAKE MOHAWK FOR THE SUMMER SEASON

Those grates and drains that you see on the roads in Lake Mohawk are storm drains.  Storm drains carry rainwater and melted snow through an underground system that ends up in our Lakes. These storm sewers contain untreated water, so the water that enters the lake is the same water that enters the system. Whatever […]

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CHANGING PRIORITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY

The world has changed in extraordinary ways since our last Preservation Foundation meeting.  Social distancing has become a common phrase. Flatten the curve has become the goal. Preparations turned toward prevention of a virus, not Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day. Our priorities have changed, but you can still contribute to maintaining our lakes and […]

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