Conservation Activities

  • Riparian buffer planting on NJ Natural Lands Trust property at the Mountain Lake Bog with the NJ Youth Corp, Liberty Township Environmental Commission (LTEC), and the North Jersey Resource Conservation and Development Council
  • Partnered with the LTEC to secure a Clean Water Act 319h grant to install storm drain filters; association members sampled storm water prior to installation and will continue after installation is completed
  • Volunteer Water Monitoring Project – Turbidity and temperature profiles for seven years; annual participant in the Great North American Secchi Dip In;  Warren County Environmental Commission Grant funding a dissolved oxygen meter to supplement data used to monitor water quality and general lake health
  • New Jersey Clean Communities Program – over 1600 hours collecting and disposing 12,000 gallons of roadside litter
  • Conducted avian surveys that enabled Mountain Lake to be included in Jenny Jump State Park’s designation as a National Audubon Society Important Bird and Birding Area
  • Aquatic weed control: Partner with Jenny Jump in mechanical weed harvesting of invasive aquatic weeds to decrease the use of chemical herbicides; regular use of hand weed cutting tools

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