Cupsaw Employment

CLIA looking to hire greeters/badge checkers to sit at our entrance by the guard shack and welcome our members during the summer season.  Ideal candidates are over 21, available for daytime shifts during the week and able to politely, diligently and confidently enforce our membership rules. 

 

Please call Peter Martin at 973-291-4191 or emailpresident@cupsawlake.org

 

2019 Dues – Pay online now!

The CLIA Board extended the payment deadline for this year by two weeks.  Your renewal membership dues were due on April 15th.  The late fee must now be paid with your renewal.  (This does not apply to new members.)

Pay online now >

Beach Club is hiring!

Please join us in thanking Katie Telschow for her sincere dedication and extreme passion for the Cupsaw Lake Beach Club over the past 9 years, and wishing her all the best in her future endeavors!!

  
With Katie’s resignation, we are now hiring a new Summer Program Director. 

 

Interested candidates should apply online by February 15. 

 

For more information, please contact Kerri at  cupsawbeachclub@gmail.com.

Cupsaw Lake Athletic Association Scholarship

CLAA Scholarships and the David Diamantopoulos Civic Recognition Award applications are now being accepted.  Since 1984, the Men’s Athletic Association has awarded scholarships to graduating High School Seniors from within the Cupsaw Lake Community.
 
These scholarships and award would not be possible without the efforts of the CLAA members and the generous support of the Cupsaw Lake Community. All graduating high school seniors whose families are members in good standing at Cupsaw Lake are eligible.
 
Applications for 2019 are available! Download one now >

Contact mensaa@cupsawlake.org with any questions.  Good luck!

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.

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.