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Septic Pumping Incentive for Highland Lakes Homeowners

It’s Time to Do Your Part to Improve Our Lakes! According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “freshwater rivers, lakes, and ponds are more sensitive to phosphorus contamination from failing septic systems. The cumulative impact of failing septic systems that are in close proximity to each other and to a water body in environmentally sensitive […]

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Fall Roadside Litter Clean-Up Day – October 23 @ 10 AM

The Ecology Committee & CCHL invites you to our 1st Fall Roadside Litter Clean-Up this Sunday, October 23rd at 10 AM. The Spring Roadside Clean Up Day has been a long standing HLCC tradition and we appreciate all the Volunteers that come out to help tidy up our town.  We’re looking forward to the Fall […]

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Join Conservation Club of Highland Lakes (CCHL)!

If you care care deeply about the present and future of our local environment and the need for us to help protect it, then joining the CCHL may just be the thing for you. CCHL Mission: To inspire, encourage, and assist HLCC and CA members to become active stewards of our local ecosystems. Who are […]

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LAKES ARE NOW OPEN w/Additional Guidance – UPDATED August 24, 2022

LAKE 2 (Main Lake) IS NOW OPEN for all recreational use including swimming, wading, fishing and boating. The Lake Health Notice released on August 17, 2022 indicated that the lakes cannot be fully reopened until two consecutive tests indicate cyanobacteria levels are below the NJDEP Watch level. We recently received clarification from NJDEP that the […]

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LAKE 4 WATER QUALITY AT NJDEP “WATCH” LEVEL

The Club received notice on Wednesday, July 13th that a sample taken near the beach on Lake 4 (Beach 5) yielded a cyanobacteria cell count of more than 20,000 cells per milliliter (cells/mL), which is the “Watch” level established by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).  While this level of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) […]

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Ecology Committee Meeting Update and Announcement

Ecology Committee Meeting Details *New time, 7pm*  Wednesday, March 23rd Join the Ecology Committee this Wednesday at 7pm in the Seckler Room for a tutorial on building your own Rain Garden. We’ve been talking a lot about water quality these past couple of months. Runoff is a major contributing factor to our algae blooms and overall health of […]

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Special Report by the Ecology Committee – View Video

For those of you who couldn’t join us last week, we’ve put together a video version of the report that was presented. You can view the video – link here. If you’d like to be part of the conversation and get the most up to date in the future, please consider joining us at the […]

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Ecology Committee Update

The Ecology Committee recently held a special meeting to discuss how to improve the water quality of our lakes. The meeting took place on Tuesday, November 9th in the Seckler Room, where Committee Chair Joe DeLorenzo gave a detailed presentation of the challenges and opportunities facing the Club in regard to improving lake conditions. The […]

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Complaints Received About Leaves Being Dumped into Lakes

Reports have been received that residents and/or their landscapers have been observed blowing leaves into our lakes. The lakes can handle the additional nutrients from the decomposition of leaves which naturally fall in our lakes. However, dumping of leaves in the lake demonstrates a disregard of the effects these additional nutrients have on lakes, and […]

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Ecology Committee Holds Main Lake Paddling Tour on July 20

The Highland Lakes Ecology Committee invites Club members to join us on a paddling tour of the Main Lake on Saturday, July 20. The tour will start near the Clubhouse boat launch area at 6 pm, returning to that same area by 8 pm for refreshments. All participants are advised to wear an appropriate personal […]

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Ecology Committee Meeting with Solitude Lake Management – Thursday, May 16, 2019 7 pm

Bob Schindler, Regional Director of Solitude Lake Management, will be attending the Ecology Committee on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 7 pm in the Lake Room to discuss the management of the Club’s lakes and the results of the 2018 lake management program. All Club members are invited to attend. Solitude performs inspections of lake […]

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Roadside Clean-Up Day – Saturday, April 27, 2019 10 am

It’s that time of year when the Ecology Committee needs you to help us out for 2 hours on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am until noon. We need to clean up all the debris that has collected on the roadsides this past fall and winter–cans, bottles, paper, etc. Bags and reflective vests are supplied. […]

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