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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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LABOR DAY 5K AT THE LAKE

On Labor Day the Lake Mohawk End of Summer Run was presented by Askin and Hooker, Attorneys at Law, LLC beginning at the Boardwalk. The Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation will benefit from the proceeds of the Labor Day 5K Run/Walk.  Many families made this last day of summer a special time by enjoying the race, […]

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Hundreds gather at public forum on keeping Lake Mohawk toxic bloom-free

From Lake Hopatcong, to Greenwood Lake, to Lake Musconetcong, the toxic cyanobacteria that turns water green has prompted the state DEP to advise against swimming, water skiing and other activities at several lakes and bodies of water across the state. Contact with algal blooms can result in rashes, flu-like symptoms and other physical effects. The […]

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Experts offer ways to combat algal blooms

The creation of rain gardens and stormwater utilities were a couple of the points a panel of experts offered on Tuesday night at the Lake Mohawk Country Club during a special informational meeting about harmful algal blooms. More than 300 people from as far away as Bergen County crowded the country club’s ballroom for the […]

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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 is introduced […]

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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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