At NJCOLA's quarterly meeting held on November 11, 2017, there was a panel discussion with lake management experts. Sixty lake association members were in attendance and the exchange of ideas was excellent. Alan Fedeli served as moderator for this expert panel discussion.
During the summer of 2017 Swartswood Lake experienced three Harmful Algae Blooms (HAB). Apparently Swartswood Lake experienced the first recorded HAB event in New Jersey, although subsequently HAB’s occurred in at least eight other New Jersey lakes during 2017.
New Jersey Division of Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health (AKA State Health Department) published proposed repeals and new rules to the State Bathing Code. These new proposals will significantly impact all recreational bathing facilities with financial, economic and social burdens.