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Ecology

Spring Clean-Up Day – Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Ecology Committee needs your help for 2 hours on Saturday, April 29, from 10 am until noon for roadside clean-up. Please lend a hand as we  clean up the debris that has collected on the roadsides this past fall and winter — cans, bottles, paper, etc. We often find some VERY unusual debris. We […]

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Ecology Committee Meeting – Thursday, September 8, 7 pm

Join the volunteers of the Ecology Committee this evening in their meeting with Dr. Stephen J. Souza, Ph.D, President of Princeton Hydro, LLC. Dr. Souza’s firm serves as the lake consultant to the Club, analyzing lake conditions and coordinating management approaches with the General Manager and Solitude Lake Management (formerly Allied Biological).

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Ecology Clean-Up Day – Saturday, April 30

Clean-up day is Saturday, April 30 and all are welcome, in fact heartily encouraged to participate as we join forces to spruce up our roadways. Put on your sturdy shoes and work gloves, wear bright colors (yellow and orange are good) and come to the clubhouse porch at 10 am on Saturday morning. Before then, check […]

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Involving children in the natural environment of Highland Lakes

The Ecology Committee is actively seeking involvement from community members interested in continuing and passing on to future generations the important work of being a resource for the care and keeping of our lakes and the general environment and wildlife in and around Highland Lakes. To that end, as part of an ongoing effort to […]

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Clean-up Day Heralds Spring in HL

Clean-up day is Saturday, April 25 and all are welcome, in fact heartily encouraged to participate as we join forces to spruce up our roadways. Put on your sturdy shoes and work gloves, wear bright colors (yellow and orange are good) and come to the clubhouse porch at 10 am on Saturday morning. Before then, […]

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Minimize Green Lawns and Use Native Plants

If you are wondering what you can do to be a better neighbor to our lakes read the full feature story in the May Newsette written by  Bob Reffelt, chairperson of the Ecology Committee. It starts with an explanation of why lawns are more trouble than they are worth. Lawn chemicals seep into our watershed […]

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Discounted Septic System Cleaning Available to Club Members

The Ecology Committee of Highland Lakes is happy to announce that our very successful and popular group pumping discount program offered by David Zuidema will continue in 2014. If this is the year to get your septic system pumped, please complete the registration formyou can find in the most recent edition of the Newsette and […]

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Roadside Clean-Up Beautifies Lake and Surrounding Areas

Our annual Ecology Roadside Clean-Up Day is this Saturday, April 26 from 10 am until noon. On this day each year club members come together to clean up the debris left behind from the fall and winter – papers, cups, bottles, cans, etc. – all the things that detract from the natural beauty that abounds […]

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Ecology Committee Presents Forest Management Expert

Ron Farr, a professional forester, will be the guest speaker at this month’s ecology committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 10 at 7 pm. The presentation is expected to focus on the trees and wooded areas that abound in our community and the discussion is sure to include advice about what can be done to […]

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Youth Ecology Stewards (YES) Wanted

The Ecology Committee is starting a new program this year to enlist YES volunteers to help maintain and improve the quality and sustainability of Highland Lakes forests and lakes. With a diverse list of environmental projects for which younger people, with curious minds and younger/stronger bodies can be of great assistance, the committee is hoping […]

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Your Septic System Needs You

To work properly, a septic system needs just a little bit of attention every year. Spending just $150 (by signing up for the HL Special) to get your system pumped out annually could save you thousands of dollars in the long-run. It makes more than just cents to see that it’s done. Your drinking water […]

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Standing Water Gives Rise to Mosquito Population

Each member has a role to play in checking the breeding of mosquitoes here at the lake. Members are urged to immediately inspect, drain or bail all boats stored on Club docks and boat racks, and keep them free of standing water throughout the rest of the summer. According to the Sussex County Office of […]

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