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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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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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