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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

Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation 2023-2024 Scholarships

Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation 2023-2024 Scholarships

The Board of Trustees of the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce the $2000.00 Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation Scholarship recipients for the 2023-2024 school year. Alexandra Rose KaranikasPope John XXIII Regional High School Alexandra is...

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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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