About COLA

Living on or near a lake brings unique pleasures. At the same time, problems arise creating the need for information and education. Lake home owners, concerned citizens, lake associations and environmental professionals joined together to meet that need with the formation of the NJCOLA.

Excessive weed and algae growth, turbid water, sedimentation and bacterial or toxic contamination present a real threat to the ecological health and beauty of the inland lakes we treasure.


What is COLA?

The Coalition of Lake Associations is united for the purpose of:


What is the Function of COLA?

We hold frequent informative and educational meetings and workshops on various relevant topics such as:

Lake Management:

Legislation and Regulatory Matters

Septic Management

State and Municipal Planning

Storm Water Management

Watershed Management and Planning