Community Leadership

      • The Ruth Ballou Environmental Activism Award
        • The Ruth Ballou Environmental Activism Award is named after a dedicated, life-long resident of Mt. Lake who devoted countless hours to improving the health of the environment and watershed for all to enjoy!
        • This award is presented to those who make outstanding contributions that help the association fulfill its mission to promote the conservation, preservation and improvement of the Mountain Lake Watershed and to raise the awareness of all those who experience it.
        • View past Ruth Ballou Environmental Activism Award recipients
      • Warren County Environmental Commission Grant to help fund the Mountain Lake Stormwater Runoff study; twenty members trained to collect  samples for analysis to determine the extent of external loads of non point source pollutants
      • Promoted municipal ordinances on pet waste, limiting the use of phosphorus fertilizer, and feeding waterfowl
      • Partnered with the LTEC in securing grants to conduct numerous studies on the lake including water quality, a bathymetric map, stormwater, watershed analysis, and septic leachate analysis
      • Partnerships with various other organizations with similar environmental goals
      • Regular attendance at township committee and LTEC meetings to advocate for protection of critical natural resources
      • Active participants in Watershed Management Area #1 (Upper Delaware) during the state watershed initiative under NJ DEP
      • Promoted and supported Liberty Township’s Open Space investment in lake front property to guarantee public access to the lake and insure the conservation of natural resources

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