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YOUR DONATIONS ARE NEEDED

Our lakes need maintenance in order to keep them healthy. Training citizen scientists, buying trees for planting along the edges of the Wallkill River, and investigating and slowing runoff into the lakes costs money. You can contribute to the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. Your donations, underwriting support and legacy giving are […]

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SUPPORTING HEALTHY LAKES

Lake Mohawk resident Emily McGuckin, AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador for the Wallkill River Watershed, presented a series of webinars about caring for our lakes over the summer.  Thank you, Emily, for teaching others to be stewards of their environment.  Emily is an active participant at our board meetings. The lakes are an extension of our […]

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MORE NEWS ABOUT EARLY FALL EVENTS

As you can imagine the Covid-19 virus is preventing the Foundation from holding some of our favorite community events as we remain vigilant and in-step with state mandates. The Foundation’s two major fundraisers are not taking place this year.  The Labor Day 5K has been a tradition for a few years now but this race/walk […]

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COMMUNITY CLEANUP

What a summer it has been!  The lakes, beaches and trails have been well used. Let’s get our community looking great again.  The Foundation is sponsoring a Fall Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, 9/12.  Cleanup will begin at 9:00 am. Supply pick-up starts at 8:30 am.  Locations and details can be found on our events […]

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CARING FOR OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

The dynamics of warmth, light and nutrients in lakes cause a fairly predictable pattern in seasonal algal species, but there may be surprises at any time.  Westerly breezes blow plantlife into coves; and obstructions such as docks commonly catch plants in some locations. The shoreline zone is the last defense against pollutants coming off the […]

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ALGAE WILL ALWAYS BE PRESENT IN LAKES

What do we do about algae?  Keep in mind that lakes are not pools- they are not treated with chlorine to keep them clear and bacteria free.  Natural bodies of water require everyone in the community to participate in maintaining and protecting the environment surrounding lakes and streams.  In a lake the cleaning work is […]

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PADDLE FOR CLEAN WATER BROUGHT THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER

What a wonderful start to summer!  The Kayak Tour in June was vigorous, convivial, and educational. Social distancing was easy to achieve since everyone was on their own boat or board. If we can manage another event this summer or early fall, it will be announced here or on our Facebook page. Stay tuned!

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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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