Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation
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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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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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Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years

It is our priority as members of the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation to protect and care for the well being of the members of our community in the same manner that we strive to protect and care for our community’s water quality and environment. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with a heavy heart […]

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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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LAKE EDUCATION

The Foundation was pleased to partner with LMCC to host The NJ Highlands Coalition in presenting a highly regarded panel of experts who provided some insight into the HABs that are plaguing communities around several area lakes and to discuss solutions. The panel included Christopher Obropta, PhD, P.E., (Rutgers Cooperative Extension), Steven Souza, PhD., P.E., […]

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