Eagles on Copake Lake

The eagles have been putting on quite a show since the weekend of March 16, when the ice started to break up on Copake Lake. As soon as patches of open water appeared, a family (families?) of eagles started settling on the edge of the ice, close to open water. The Copake Lake Conservation Society […]

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CLCS Earns 2018 Constant Contact “All Star” Award

The Copake Lake Conservation Society has been named a 2018 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, our direct email provider and an industry leader in small business marketing solutions. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact’s customer base, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their […]

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Ice Sailing on Copake Lake

Lake residents were surprised and delighted to spot this 1938 ice boat on Copake Lake. The owners, who are members of the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club, said that the vintage craft was originally built in 1938. Denise Chickery captured this video of the boat in action. Spectacular!

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“Treasure Hunting” with the Pross-Chaimowitz Family

Many of us take part in the annual Shoreline Cleanup, but this family has turned cleanup into a fun, summer activity. Amy Pross sent these photos of her family’s annual lake clean-up expedition. “My family has been doing it for years,” she told us. “We jokingly call it ‘treasure hunting.’ We usually go on kayaks […]

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HOW YOU CAN HELP PROTECT THE COPAKE LAKE WATERSHED

​Lakeside homeowners, dock and marina users, and anyone within the watershed (the area from which water flows into the lake) all impact the quality of Copake Lake. YOU can help to protect Copake Lake by preserving or mimicking as many natural processes in the watershed as possible, so that nature can accomplish its water purification […]

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Human-Bear Encounters: Keeping it Safe

Antonio Zacarolli, age 10, was quick with his camera, photographing this black bear foraging on Spring Street in Copake Lake (July 8, 2018). About 15% of the black bears in New York State live in the Hudson Valley. Bears spend a great deal of their time looking for food, which can bring them into contact […]

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