Cupsaw Lake now has fishing line disposal receptacles

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Jackson and Evan Burger made these fishing line disposal receptacles just for Cupsaw Lake. Three have been placed around the lake, one at the dam, one leading onto Turtle Island, and one on Turtle Island. Please put you used fishing line in them for proper disposal.

Fishing line is hazardous to our wildlife. It can get caught around birds’ necks, wings, or legs. Raccoons, muskrats, mink and other animals can get entangled in old fishing line.

The receptacles will be monitored by the boys. When they are full, they’ll be emptied, and the old fishing line will be sent to a fishing line recycling company.

Thanks to Jackson and Evan Burger for ensuring our lake is clean and our wildlife is safe.

President’s Ball – Sat. Oct 12

Come celebrate Cupsaw Lake’s 75th Anniversary in style.

Tickets are $45 each and include dinner, music and champagne toast.

October 12 – 7pm to Midnight

Cupsaw Lake Clubhouse

For tickets: email socialcommittee@cupsawlake.org

Venmo accepted: @CUPSAW-CLIA

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75th Anniversary Fireworks – Sat Sep 21

Saturday, September 21

7pm

Grab your spot on the sand or the island. Fireworks show will last approx. 20 minutes.
• This is a Cupsaw Lake member event open to all CLIA members and eligible guests (6 guests maximum per family). Please wear your badges.
• Parking lot is for CLIA members only and you must have your parking tag to access. Please one car per family.
• Members must be 18 years or older to sign in guests.
• Members under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a member 16 or older.
• No swimming, boats, kayaks, paddle boards permitted on the lake after 5pm.
• Turtle island off limits after 5pm.

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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 >

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.