Category Archives for Lake Management Tips

Weeds Weeds WEEDS!

What happened to Copake Lake this summer with all the #%!@$ weeds?! Not only were we dealing with COVID-19,  spiking unemployment, remote work and mask wearing, but we all had to deal with weeds fouling our motors and muck in our swimming areas. What a pain! What is up?  The lake has more weeds than […]

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About “Swimmer’s Itch”

It is that time of year again. A number of individuals are reporting that they have contracted “Swimmer’s Itch” after swimming in Copake Lake. Here are steps you can take to avoid developing the rash.

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Tips for avoiding Swimmer’s Itch

It’s that time of year again. A number of individuals are reporting that they have contracted Swimmer’s Itch after swimming in Copake Lake. Here’s what steps you can take to avoid developing the rash.

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YOUR Shoreline Cleanup: Best Practices

From the Lake Management Committee: Leave trees and shrubs along the shoreline. They protect against erosion. Don’t throw any organic material, including leaves, grass clippings, food or potting soil into lake. As they break down they act as fertilizer for aquatic weeds. Protect the emergent GOOD WEEDS at your shoreline. Learn to identify the difference […]

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