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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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LAKE EXPO 2019

Thank you to all of the sponsors who helped make the Lake Mohawk Environmental Expo a success!  Aquatic Technologies and Princeton Hydro each presented on Lake maintenance. David Wright, Landscape Architect, certified in Rain Garden design and development, spoke on Rain Gardens.  Dan Wilson of Wilson Septic addressed maintaining your septic systems. Other important topics […]

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RECOGNIZING LEADERSHIP: A SUCCESSFUL CELEBRATION TO END 2018

AWARDEES HONORED 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 […]

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GENE DEPREZ TO BE PRESENTED THE FRAN SMITH AWARD IN NOVEMBER

Gene DePrez has been named by the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation as this year’s recipient of the Fran Smith Award, the Foundation’s highest honor. Join the Foundation in celebration on Saturday, November 17 at 6pm. DePrez was an LMCC trustee for 10 years, elected by the board as Vice President for much of that time, […]

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Natural Weed Killer Recipe

Control the weeds in your yard with a method that is safe for our amphibians, turtles and fish! First, boil together: 1 Gallon White Vinegar 1/2 Cup of Salt Cool to room temperature. Add a few drops of Dawn Detergent (it makes the liquid stick to the weeds). Pour into a spray container. Apply when […]

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Fish Stocking and Minimizing the Impact of Runoff on the Lake

FISH STOCKING LAKE MOHAWK IN SPARTA NJ The Foundation was approached by the LMCC Fishing Club to provide a grant for restocking Hybrid Stripers in Lake Mohawk. Stripers have not been stocked in the Lake since 2004. Fish stocking was recommended many years ago as part of the lake management plan developed by Princeton Hydro […]

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What You Can Do To Protect The Lake This Summer

Success! Earth Day 2018 Gratitude. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Lake Mohawk Celebrates Earth Day community cleanup in April. Look for pictures and more information in the next issue of the Papoose. Many thanks to Lake Mohawk Country Club for sponsoring our Friday registration and Volunteer reception! Thank you to all who […]

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Household Management and Effects on the Lake

Preventing groundwater pollution from failing septic systems should be a priority for every homeowner. Contamination can expose family and neighbors to waterborne diseases and other serious health risks. Nitrates and phosphates found in wastewater can cause algae blooms in our lakes. These blooms concern cause aesthetic problems and impact aquatic life. Top Four Things You […]

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Winter Effects on Lake Quality

A FLOATING ICY COVER The process of lakes turning over in the fall is critically important to the frogs, turtles and fish living in the lakes. It is during this turnover period that oxygen is infused and distributed throughout the entire water column.  So how does this occur? As summer transitions to fall, the surface […]

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What is a Rain Garden?

A rain garden catches and holds water that runs off from your roof or other impervious coverage (like a driveway) on your property. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers stormwater runoff as the number one threat to water quality in our lakes and streams. Sediment, including sand and dirt from your yard, enters the lake […]

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