Lake Preservation Recognition Celebration


Join your neighbors and friends at the Lake Preservation Recognition Celebration on October 2, 2022, from 3-6 pm at the Lake Mohawk Country Club.

Come celebrate with us while we honor the amazing contributions from this year’s recipients, Kathy Romine & Balanced Rock Beach (Beach 6).

2022 Fran Smith Award Winner: Kathy Romine

Kathy Romine

The Fran Smith Award this year will be awarded to Kathy Romine

for all her outstanding volunteerism over the years and positive contribution to our community.

Kathy is actively involved in many organizations in the Lake and beyond. Her significant volunteer efforts include the following:

  • PAC President
  • Beach 4 President
  • LMCC House Committee
  • Strategic Plan Committee
  • Earth Day Clean-up
  • Sparta Education Association
  • Pass-it-Along
  • Project Self-Sufficiency

The Foundation Board appreciates all of Kathy’s efforts in making Lake Mohawk and the Sparta Community a cleaner and better place to live.  She helps the foundation with finding volunteers and communicating events and she personally walks our community roads daily while picking up trash along the way.

She and her husband Tom moved to Lake Mohawk in 1994 and raised their 2 children, Claire and Mitch. They recently welcomed a grandson, Jameson.

Kathy is a nine-year cancer survivor. She has contributed to many fundraisers for battling the disease, including The American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Organization Leadership Award: Balanced Rock Beach (Beach 6)

Balanced Rock Beach

The Organization Leadership Award this year will be awarded to Balanced Rock Beach (Beach 6)

Noted as one of the most popular beaches on the lake, the officers of this beach plan extensive events each season that is open to the community. In their charitable outlook, this beach donates profits from these events to community members who have experienced hardships of one kind or another.  Over the years they have substantially assisted over 10 individuals.

Recently they supported the Foundation in allowing a Demonstration Rain Garden to be installed there.  They did all the prep required for the garden and even made a financial contribution to LMPF. Their generosity is appreciated.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships are needed to help underwrite the costs of this event and to support the Foundation’s goals. Contributions not only go toward improving the water quality through science and technology but also to educate our community on how we can all do our part. Contributions are tax-deductible as we are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.

The primary goal of the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation is to study and implement methods to improve the water quality of Lake Mohawk and the Wallkill River watershed. To achieve this goal, the foundation shares information with organizations and the public that benefits our bodies of water and helps preserve and improve our water quality. We provide grants and scholarships yearly.

It would be our honor to recognize all of our contributors before and during this LMPF Annual Recognition Celebration. Please consider a sponsorship that will help to protect our beautiful surroundings we all love and enjoy.