Asian Milfoil

Milfoil Fragment

Eurasian milfoil species are not native to our state, and they are very difficult to control once they become fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation, whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location.


Milfoil Chokes WaterwaysMilfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. In our area, however, milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day.

How did exotic milfoil become established in New York? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.


News & Events 7/25/2014

Fishing Contest August 2nd!

August 2nd from 6 AM to 12 noon. $20 per boat. Sign up at the boat with the flag by the small islands.


WINNING Number is 573753. Be able to show the matching stub. You have 2 weeks to make your claim, or we will pull another number. Contact Peter Pensec  (973) 271-5466 or


Sample Letters, Online Petition

Click here for sample letters to the Mamakating Town Board. Click here for our online petition.


Bear Sightings!

There have been a number of bear encounters and sightings around the lake.
A few tips for the safety of you and your family: Click this link!


Protect the Timber Rattler! 

This Threatened Species is at our lake. For more information, go to this page: Timber Rattlesnake


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Local News 7/16/2014

Rainwater discovered below the Earth's fractured upper crust

When it rains, where does the water go? Well for one, a lot of rainwater will funnel its way off roads and impermeable surfaces and will make its way into storm sewers. Another path might be directly into rivers and lakes. Or, rainwater might get soa...

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