Sunday, October 29, 2017
Rain or Shine - Come out for a great time and support CLIA with this important fundraiser!
7:30 a.m. – Registration: 5K at Cupsaw Lake Clubhouse
8:30 a.m. – Kids’ 1 Mile
9:00 a.m. – Kids’ Sprints
9:30 a.m. – 5K Run / Walk
5K = $25 by Oct 15 (includes T-shirt) ($30 day of)
1 Mile 14 & under Kids’ Dash or 5 & under Kids’ Sprints = $5
(6 & under: adult supervision recommended)
5K Awards: Top M/F Overall, Top 3 M/F in the following categories: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, & 80+
1 Mile Awards: Top 3 Boys/Girls in the following categories: 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13+
This Boo-tiful hilly 5K course will take you around the lake and through the Kraft/Walker neighborhood. Two water stops. Mile markers for each mile. Strollers and baby joggers welcome. No skates, blades, bikes or pets please. Event is sanctioned and course is certified by USATF.
Amenities: Tech T-shirt guaranteed to all 5K pre-registrants. Digital timing system & free post race refreshments to all participants.
As we come to the end of the season we hope you enjoyed the many summer activities Cupsaw Lake had to offer. We look forward to your continued participation in our fall events.
Important upcoming dates to remember:
General Membership Meeting – Tuesday September 26th – 7:30 at the clubhouse.
Lake Lowering to begin on or about - October 7th. Any member who plans to have work done on their dock or surrounding area that borders the waterfront will need to submit plans to the Board.
Last day for lifeguards – Labor Day, Monday – September 4th.
Thank you to all the Clia Board members and sub groups, volunteers, counselors, lifeguards, and members who helped to make the summer a success! We appreciate your efforts to our lake community!
The Cupsaw Environmental Committee works hard to make Cupsaw the best lake it can be. Here are just some of the efforts this group has undertaken:
- Goose Management-
- Kayak chases early in the morning to discourage geese
- Goose patrol to clean up after the occasional goose visitor in Spring
- Solar powered blinker light at lanes to discourage bedding down at night
- Back up USDA contract for removal, as a last resort. (Hasn’t been needed)
- Weed Management-
- Herbicide treatments in April and May
- “Weed rope” beyond the 3rd dock to catch dying weeds
- Canoe pick up of floating weeds around weed ropes and lanes
- Herbicide booster in June in shallow areas
- Algae Management-
- Aeration system to reduce internal phosphorus release
- Alum treatments in May and June to drop out nutrients (2016 & 2017)
- Canoe pick up of floating filamentous algae in swim areas
- Introduction of beneficial bacteria (June 2017)
- Copper Sulphate treatments in July and August as necessary
- Watershed Management
- Rain Garden (by Boy Scouts) near Volleyball court to slow erosion from courts
- Encouragement to pump septics regularly
- Encouragement to use lawn fertilizer sparingly
- Water Circulation
- Ensuring paddle wheel operation which is key to beach water quality
- Use of water movers near lanes and in deep cove areas
- Lake Testing and logging
- Weekly State testing for coliform count (always way below criteria)
- Monthly testing for algae presence by our aeration company
- Periodic testing by our own committee in our own lab
- Near daily testing and logging Secchi depth, temp, and goose sightings
- Four years of data logging to verify results of lake treatment measures
- Meetings and Outreach
- Monthly Environmental Committee Meetings
- Meetings with Erskine and Skyline environmental committees every other month
- Participation at NJ Coalition of Lake Assn’s meetings (4 times annually)
- Member of board of directors of NJ Coalition of Lake Assn’s
As a result of these efforts:
- Our State testing of beach water is regularly <10 for coliform, <200 is the requirement
- Our Secchi disk clarity has been improving year to year for 4 years
- Our lake swimmers and sailors have had fewer weeds to contend with
- We no longer contend with goose droppings on our beach
However, we can’t get too confident; we are dealing with nature. It is a lake, we will have weeds and algae, but we need to keep up with our best efforts.