By Kim Glovas

OAKLYN, N.J. (CBS) — An algae-covered lake in Camden County will be the focus of a public meeting tonight at the Oaklyn Boro Town Hall.

Camden County freeholder Jeff Nash says Newton Lake needs to be cleared of algae because otherwise, the lake will slowly fill in.

He says the meeting will allow residents to hear about  possible solutions to the problem.

“We’re going to talk about two ways to remove algae in the short term:  the first is to physically remove the algae with mechanical equipment, and the other is to treat the algae so it does not spread as quickly as it has over the last several months,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

Nash says aerators were installed on the lake but have not been very effective, so a more aggressive approach has to be considered.

Newton Lake Park is a 103-acre site which runs through Collingswood, Oaklyn, and Haddon Township.  It’s been open for 80 years and is a major site for recreation in the community.