SAFE BOATING COURSE ON BEING OFFERED ON SAT, 6/1

From the Education Committee The Marine Unit of the Columbia County Sheriff’s office is offering a Boating Safety Course at Copake Town Hall, 230 Mountain View Road, from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, June 1. This is a great opportunity for young boaters; people 10 and older, who were born on or after May 1, […]

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YOUR Shoreline Cleanup: Best Practices

From the Lake Management Committee: Leave trees and shrubs along the shoreline. They protect against erosion. Don’t throw any organic material, including leaves, grass clippings, food or potting soil into lake. As they break down they act as fertilizer for aquatic weeds. Protect the emergent GOOD WEEDS at your shoreline. Learn to identify the difference […]

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Community Shoreline Cleanup on Saturday May 25

Boats and docks are going in­ all around the lake—Spring is finally here! Please come join us in our annual effort to remove debris that has accumulated over the winter months in and around the lake. Saturday morning, May 25th, from 9am to noon, CLCS committee members will be at the corner of Route 7 […]

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Eagles on Copake Lake

The eagles have been putting on quite a show since the weekend of March 16, when the ice started to break up on Copake Lake. As soon as patches of open water appeared, a family (families?) of eagles started settling on the edge of the ice, close to open water. The Copake Lake Conservation Society […]

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CLCS Earns 2018 Constant Contact “All Star” Award

The Copake Lake Conservation Society has been named a 2018 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, our direct email provider and an industry leader in small business marketing solutions. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact’s customer base, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their […]

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Ice Sailing on Copake Lake

Lake residents were surprised and delighted to spot this 1938 ice boat on Copake Lake. The owners, who are members of the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club, said that the vintage craft was originally built in 1938. Denise Chickery captured this video of the boat in action. Spectacular!

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