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Photo Request: Supporting Clean Water!

Our Russell A. Beierle Demonstration Rain Garden bloomed beautifully this summer.  This rain garden by the dam off the boardwalk shows how a rain garden can look in your yard.  These functional gardens collect sediment and allow water to disperse slowly into the ground. Homeowners can build a rain garden to collect drainage on their […]

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Lake Preservation Recognition Celebration: FISHING CLUB AND BRIDLE PATH COMMITTEE

FISHING CLUB AND BRIDLE PATH COMMITTEE WILL BE HONORED CELEBRATING OUR LAKES AND OUR PEOPLE The LMCC Fishing Club will be recognized with the Foundation’s Organizational Leadership Award to be presented on November 22.  The Fishing Club, a newly formed club in LMCC, is led by Tom Brzezinski, Chad Reid and Brian Romanowsky. These volunteers […]

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Lake Preservation Recognition Celebration: ERNIE HOFER

CELEBRATING OUR LAKES AND OUR PEOPLE  ERNIE HOFER TO BE PRESENTED AWARD NOVEMBER 22 The Fran Smith Award was created by the Foundation as a tribute to the memory of Lake Mohawk Country Club’s long-time General Manager, the late Fran Smith. Fran was recognized nationally and regionally for her visionary leadership. The Foundation’s highest honor […]

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Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in New Jersey’s Lake Communities: What can be done? Expert panel assembled for public forum

(Sparta, NJ) A panel of New Jersey’s leading experts on aquatic ecology, lake management and stormwater will make presentations and take questions from the audience on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:30PM at Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta. The forum is open to the public and free, but pre-registration is required. The forum will […]

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Invasive Species in Our Waterbodies

Water Chestnut  Water Chestnut  Zebra Mussels Invasive plant and shellfish species are a potential problem for our lakes. These are most often introduced by human intervention.  To reduce the accidental introduction of non-natives there are simple steps one can take. Clean your boat and trailer after boating on other water bodies because once a hitchhiker […]

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Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation’s Paddle for Clean Water

The Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation (LMPF) held its first annual Paddle for Clean Water educational kayak tour on Saturday, June 22nd. Paddlers embarked on their tour from Happy Valley Beach. They traveled to the south end of Lake Mohawk after a light breakfast and an informative safety check and demonstration lead by Rich Carlson of […]

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Blue-green algae and harmful algal blooms

What are blue-green algae? 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.”   Read the full article here!

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PREPARING OUR COMMUNITY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON

By celebrating Earth Day you will be doing your part keeping our lakes as clean as possible for summer fun. You can also help by cleaning up dog waste on your property and keeping geese -and swans- from gathering on lakefront spaces.  This helps to keep E. coli, a dangerous bacterium, from entering our water. […]

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RUN OFF FROM LAWNS AND ROADS INTO THE LAKE

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers stormwater runoff as the number one threat to water quality in our lakes and streams. Sediment collects in catch basins or storm drains in our roads to prevent run off from entering the lake.  Roads are cleaned yearly and these basins are also regularly cleaned out; but as lakefront […]

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Lake Mohawk Celebrates Earth Day 2019

Lake Mohawk’s Annual Earth Day Celebration was held on Saturday, May 4. 2019, marking the fifth consecutive year that residents of Lake Mohawk and surrounding communities came together for a unified environmental cleaning effort and celebration event. “Each year, we are cleaning up less and less garbage, which is something to celebrate. However, as we […]

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