Message from the CLIA Board – Aug 7, 2017

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!

Blue skies,

The CLIA Board

Cupsaw Lifeguards for 2017

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


Cupsaw Lake Stewardship June 2017

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:

  1. Goose Management-
    1. Kayak chases early in the morning to discourage geese
    2. Goose patrol to clean up after the occasional goose visitor in Spring
    3. Solar powered blinker light at lanes to discourage bedding down at night
    4. Back up USDA contract for removal, as a last resort. (Hasn’t been needed)
  2. Weed Management-
    1. Herbicide treatments in April and May
    2. “Weed rope” beyond the 3rd dock to catch dying weeds
    3. Canoe pick up of floating weeds around weed ropes and lanes
    4. Herbicide booster in June in shallow areas
  3. Algae Management-
    1. Aeration system to reduce internal phosphorus release
    2. Alum treatments in May and June to drop out nutrients (2016 & 2017)
    3. Canoe pick up of floating filamentous algae in swim areas
    4. Introduction of beneficial bacteria (June 2017)
    5. Copper Sulphate treatments in July and August as necessary
  4. Watershed Management
    1. Rain Garden (by Boy Scouts) near Volleyball court to slow erosion from courts
    2. Encouragement to pump septics regularly
    3. Encouragement to use lawn fertilizer sparingly
  5. Water Circulation
    1. Ensuring paddle wheel operation which is key to beach water quality
    2. Use of water movers near lanes and in deep cove areas
  6. Lake Testing and logging
    1. Weekly State testing for coliform count (always way below criteria)
    2. Monthly testing for algae presence by our aeration company
    3. Periodic testing by our own committee in our own lab
    4. Near daily testing and logging Secchi depth, temp, and goose sightings
    5. Four years of data logging to verify results of lake treatment measures
  7. Meetings and Outreach
    1. Monthly Environmental Committee Meetings
    2. Meetings with Erskine and Skyline environmental committees every other month
    3. Participation at NJ Coalition of Lake Assn’s meetings (4 times annually)
    4. Member of board of directors of NJ Coalition of Lake Assn’s

As a result of these efforts:

  1. Our State testing of beach water is regularly <10 for coliform, <200 is the requirement
  2. Our Secchi disk clarity has been improving year to year for 4 years
  3. Our lake swimmers and sailors have had fewer weeds to contend with
  4. 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.

2017 Member Dues Online Payment

Paying online allows you to choose how fast you pay off your annual dues. Use any credit card or PayPal for a fast, safe, and secure transaction. If you don’t have a PayPal account, and you don’t want to open one, you can still click the “Don’t have a PayPal account?” link instead of signing in when you land on Paypal and then use your debit or credit card as a PayPal guest.

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. 

Please note that due to the way PayPal charges fees, when combining multiple items you may wind up paying more than is actually due by a small amount.  In these cases, we must treat the overage as a small donation, rather than cut return checks for less a dollar, etc.  Hopefully you agree that the convenience of online payment is worth it!

Note: Dues were due on 3/31/17.  The $50 late fee has been added to all renewal memberships.


Homeowner Family Membership: $569.00 + $17.30 WCF
Homeowner Senior Membership*: $335.50 + $10.33 WCF
Rental Family Membership: $605.00 + $18.38 WCF
Rental Senior Membership*: $356.00 + $10.94 WCF
* Senior memberships are discounted and include only 2 badges. If more badges are needed for other household members they can be added below at $25 each.  Member must be at least 65 years old; new senior members must provide proof of age.

New Memberships

New Membership Initiation Fee: $500.00 + $15.24 WCF
*Applies to Homeowner Memberships only.  This lifetime fee is a one-time charge; does not apply to returning past members.

Extra Badges for Senior members

Senior’s Extra Badge: $25.00 + $1.06 WCF

Boat Tags

Boat Registration Tag Fee: $10.00 + $0.61 WCF
Replacement Boat Tag Fee: $10.00 + $0.61 WCF
Turtle Island Perimeter Slip (Type A): $35.00 + $1.35 WCF
Turtle Island Interior Slip (Type B,C,D,E) Kayak Racks (Type F & G) or South Dock: $25.00 + $1.06 WCF


Tennis Court Key (Annual court maintenance fee): $25.00 + $1.06 WCF

Donations to Support the Lake

CLIA Donation: $25.00
CLIA Donation: $50.00
CLIA Donation: $75.00
CLIA Donation: $100.00


If you decide to pay by check then make it payable to Cupsaw Lake Improvement Association and mail to:

Cupsaw Lake Improvement Association
P.O. Box 205
Ringwood, NJ 07456-0205