Leaves, Lakes, and Storm Drains

T’is the season for raking leaves, and we can assure you that our lake is no happier than any of us to have to absorb decaying leaves.  Cupsaw really doesn’t need more nutrient to feed next year’s weed and algae growth.  We can all help:

  1.  Please keep leaves away from our storm drains and adjacent curbs.  (If you have a landscaper, ask them to pick up curbside leaves by drains.)  Rain washes leaves into the storm drains, clogging them.  Decayed leaves wash into the storm drains and it all ends up in the lake.
  2. Don’t compost leaves close to the lake or any of the streams that empty into the lake.  Same principal: We don’t need these leaves adding to the lakes biomass.

You may have noticed one step taken this fall to protect our lake water quality.  The town dredged the settling pond at 234 Cupsaw Drive (Northeast end of the lake).  This helps reduce the amount of nutrient reaching the lake from that stream, which has tested high in phosphorous.  Our test team checks nine inlets regularly so that can address problem areas.

Thanks again for your cooperation.

Ho-Ho-Ho Bunco

Come on down to the clubhouse for some holiday fun Bunco! Puzzle Farms will be there with some of everyone’s favorite eats! So bring your favorite beverage and some of your friends, or come make some new ones.

9th Annual Cupsaw Lake Haunted Hilly 5K, Kids’ 1 Mile Monster Dash & Spooky Sprints

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Sunday, October 28, 2017

Rain or Shine - Come out for a great time and support CLIA with this important fundraiser!

Schedule
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

Entry Fees:
5K = $25 by Oct 15, $22 with USATF-NJ#  (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.

Special award for best costumes!

 

Register online >

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Lake Update

Its been 6 weeks since we were closed based on a NJDEP HAB (harmful; algal bloom) test.  We were asked not to retest until the algae bloom completely dissipated.  This bloom was persistent because of repeated heavy rain events washing new nutrients into the lake throughout September.  Now that the lake is back to normal, we’ve asked the DEP to retest and we expect to be cleared by the NJ DoH soon.  

Tests for HABs is a new thing.  We’ve always tested well for the weekly bacteria tests the state requires.  But HAB tests will become more frequent, so we have to take aggressive measures to reduce the nutrients coming into our lake, e.g., support of a town septic pumping ordinance and filtering at those inlets which we have tested to be our worst source of phosphorus.  Our members can also help by pumping septic tanks every three years, using bio friendly washing liquids (Seventh Generation and Natures Promise), using less lawn fertilizer and mulch, and keeping storm drains clear.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

General Membership Meeting

September 2018 General Membership MeetingMonday, Sept. 24 at 7:00pm @ CLIA Clubhouse

All CLIA members are welcome to attend.

Remember, this is your lake and this meeting is an opportunity to stay informed with matters surrounding this community and to make your voices heard.

If you are unable to attend, there is always the option to reach out to committee members via Contact Us Page.

Lake Closure

Cupsaw Lake is closed for swimming and wading due to a harmful algae bloom (HAB) with high levels of cyanobacteria in a DEP test taken this week. We will need two clean tests before we are permitted to reopen. The next test is scheduled for next Tuesday. The beach area will remain open and boating is permitted, but please exercise caution to avoid water contact.