First Row Sitting L to R:  Dorothy Tallman, Vi Joffe (Secretary), Reva Dorsey (Treasurer), Peg Levis, and Thomas Tallman (President)


Second Row Standing L to R:  Jerry Levis, Ed Prawdzik, George Watson, Joe Rowe, John Kurilla, and Jim Joffee


Minutes:  Meeting was held by Lake Cadjaw Association ways and means of purification and bettering Lake Cajaw.  Also an election of officers will be held the 27th of August at 2 o'clock at Tallman's Ball Field.  A covered dish picnic will be held at the meeting.



The Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association would like to express its sincerest sympathy to Patricia Forgione and her family on the passing of her husband, Peter, in August 2017.  Peter and Patricia have been long-time members of this Association and his presence in and around the Lake will be sadly missed.



Dues in the amount of $100 are due May 31st of each year.  Please make your check payable to LCWA and mail to 67 Lakeside Drive, Honesdale, PA  18431 or pay through PayPal by using the "DONATE" button below.  We continue to look for donations to help save the dam at Lake Cadjaw as the road ahead to bring this dam up to specifications is astronomical.  The latest quote to accomplish this task is estimated at $600,000.  All donations are tax deductible and any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated to restore this piece of Honesdale history.  Memberships help with the maintenance of the dam so why not join today to help  make this Lake something to be proud of instead of having it drained.

  Guy Tallman's Stand @ Lake Cadjaw August 1958 

  Eddie Keib July 1952

Nearly 70 acres in size, Lake Cadjaw is located in Honesdale, PA, being once known as Cadjaw Pond.

Dating back to the 1800's, the Delaware & Hudson Canal bought the property, expanded the ground to later be known as Lake Cadjaw, and built a dam.  Lake Cadjaw stored and supplied water which was used for the D & H Canal and later used as a water supply for the town of Honesdale.  Today, the Lake is a beautiful body of water owned by the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association and used by its residents for boating, fishing and swimming.

The Army Corps of Engineers lowered the water level of the Lake approximately 5 1/2 feet about 35 years ago.  In the void left behind, grew a forest of cattails and the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association has made many attempts to have the Lake restored to its original state.  According to the Department of Environment Protection, the Dam that harnesses the lake is in jeopardy of being breached if it is not reinforced and brought up to their current safety specifications.  LCWA has been notified by the DEP that if necessary repairs are not made to the Dam, the Lake could be drained and become wetlands.  Our goal is to not let this important part of Honesdale history be taken away!

  LCWA Meeting August 4, 1978




 ~ Photo contributed by Ed Palski, Photographer ~