How can I get involved in CLCS?

​CLCS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by a volunteer Board of Trustees. Various committees have been created for the purpose of organizing the many activities and responsibilities necessary for fulfilling our mission. Committees include Lake Management, Fundraising, Membership, and Education, to name a few. Please consider joining a committee or applying to become a […]

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Our Award Winning Newsletter

​This past summer, CLCS was honored by the New York State Federation of Lakes Association with an award for the Best Newsletter. Editor-in-Chief Jed Luchow was presented with a plaque in recognition of the award at our Annual Meeting in July. Our congratulations and thanks go out to Jed and the Newsletter Committee (Denise Chickery, […]

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40th Anniversary Bash…what a party!!

​Our 40th Anniversary Bash brought the 70’s back to Copake Lake in classic style. The crowd turned out wearing all types of retro outfits from Boho to Disco to Punk. The food was outstanding, and the dance floor never stopped rocking! Thanks to all of you who came out to celebrate with us. Special thanks […]

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Carp in Copake Lake

​In the past few years, carp have been seen in Copake Lake. These are not native fish and they are invasive. They will most likely go after native plants before eating the milfoil. In addition, they put out nitrates, which is one of the categories that has put us on the “distressed lake” list in […]

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In Memory of MICHAEL “MICKEY” BRAUNSTEIN

It is with deep regret that we report on the passing of Michael “Mickey” Braunstein, whose plane crashed into the Hudson River off Germantown, New York on Friday, May 3.For many of us, it was a thrill to watch Mickey take off and land on Copake Lake. Children and adults alike would stop and watch.After […]

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Contribute Your Photos and News!

​Copake Lake = family gatherings, lakeside barbeques, longtime friends, exquisite sunsets, summer romance, first time waterskiing, abundant wildlife, lifelong memories…We’ve all enjoyed many great times with family and friends at Copake Lake.  Please share them with the CLCS community by sending us your photos and stories, so that we might post them on our website. […]

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