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Lake Water Quality Initiative

The sustainability of a lake community is critically influenced by the health of its lakes and ponds. Superior water quality doesn’t just happen. Lakes and ponds, left to their own devices without intervention, are in a constant state of “eutrophication,” — continually in the process of trying to die.

In order to achieve necessary and desirable water-quality properties while meeting Federal, State, and local compliance requirements, significant focus is placed on a myriad of factors impacting the quality of the water body or bodies, both direct and indirect, including surrounding land uses, and research to ascertain and ensure the most optimal and cost-effective means to reach those ends.

Many factors affect water quality. Programs that can be developed and funded include:

 

  • protection of streams and shorelines, effective management of storm water
  • lake water treatments
  • management of septic systems particularly impact on the generation and exacerbation of weed and algae growth
  • control of the use of chemicals for lawn and garden fertilization, and weed and pest control, including effective landscape strategies
  • management of boating and swimming activities that impact lake water quality
  • development and organization of community programs in support of Municipal and State programs

Lake Initiative Resources

How does runoff impact water quality?

How does runoff impact water quality?

During rainfall, the water that hits the earth does not stay there. It will run off wherever it hits, running downhill into our waterways. Rain is essential to replenish the groundwater and fill the rivers and lakes. Still, it also leads to erosion and frequently...

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Rain Garden Demonstration 2022

Rain Garden Demonstration 2022

On May 21st at Beach 6, the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation hosted a live Rain Garden Demonstration to provide an overview of the benefits of rain gardens on lake properties. A Rain Garden is nature's water filter. Rain gardens are shallow landscaped depressions...

LMPF Fall Cleanup

LMPF Fall Cleanup

On Saturday, 9/17, starting at 8:30 AM, we will be kicking off our 3rd annual LMPF Fall Cleanup. Come get involved, get the kids out, drink some pumpkin spice, and experience a sense of community as we continue to clean up Lake Mohawk for the upcoming fall and winter...

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