Highland Lakes

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Ecology

Rain Garden Tour & Clean Up – Saturday @10AM

If you’ve viewed the Special Report by the Ecology Committee you already know how beneficial & beautiful rain gardens can be. Join the HLCC Conservation Club on Saturday, June 25 @ 10 AM at the Clubhouse to tour our Club Rain Garden, learn more about the species of plants used & the purposes they serve. […]

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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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Join the Volunteers of the Ecology Committee for Spring Clean-Up Day – Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Ecology Committee needs your help for 2 hours on Saturday, April 28, 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, April 19, 2018 7 pm

Bob Schindler, Regional Director of Solitude Lake Management, will be attending the Ecology Committee on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 7 pm to discuss the management of the Club’s lakes and the results of the 2017 lake management program. Solitude, the successor organization to Allied Biological, conducts treatments for weed and algae control, analyses water […]

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Ecology Committee Meeting – Thursday, February 15, 2018 7 pm

Dr. Stephen Souza, Ph.D., Founder of Princeton Hydro, LLC, will present a summary of the 2017 Water Quality Report to the Ecology Committee on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 7 pm. Princeton Hydro conducts the water sampling program that is designed to not only augment the long-term database of our lakes’ physical, chemical, and biological […]

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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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