You can now pay your 2017 dues online!
Pay online with Paypal below flyer
(can pay with credit card, no Paypal account needed)
WCF is a Web Convenience Fee (to offset the cost of accepting credit cards) that applies to each transaction as noted below and will automatically be added to your cart.
1 Oktoberfest Table of 10: $275.00 + $8.52 WCF
Paypal preferred, but to pay by check, make it payable to Cupsaw Lake Improvement Association and mail to:
Cupsaw Lake Improvement Association
P.O. Box 205
Ringwood, NJ 07456-0205
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!
We hope this finds you relaxing and enjoying some time at our beautiful lake. All our activities are in full swing. During the day children are involved in swim lessons, sports, and arts & crafts. At night members are enjoying a relaxing swim while basketball and volleyball are being played on the courts. New and exciting exercise classes are listed on the website. Fab Fridays give our members a chance to dine and catch up with friends and neighbors. The snack stand is open for refreshments too.
The CLIA Board would like to extend a big thank you to all the volunteers, employees, participants and members who made Cupsaw Weekend a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without you. To stand at our Dam and see 40 kayaks approaching our swimmers, sailboats ready to sail, bicycles lined up for the race, and members enjoying the beautiful weekend everywhere you looked describes our wonderful lake community! Thank you all!
The CLIA Board
We’re happy to announce the lifeguard staff at Cupsaw Lake for 2017:
Maggie Leenas, Molly Leenas, Nick Selleroli, Ryan Selleroli, Danny Seigel, Connor Boorse, Taylor Boorse, Christian Vignola, Mike Wilson, Katy Renton, Sam Biss, Bryana Cielo, Nick Yuhas, Nikita Wilbur, Christine Fili, Daphne Leenas, Maddie Burgner, Krista Maher, Nora McDonagh, Casey Selleroli, Jacob Martin, Hayley Wright, Peter Budzilovich
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.