News and Updates from the Lake Hopatcong Foundation

Lake Hopatcong open for recreational boating while DEP monitors harmful algal bloom

Categories: News
The State of New Jersey has not yet lifted its advisory against swimming and water sports due to the presence of a harmful algal bloom (HAB) on Lake Hopatcong. The lake is open for business, however: recreational boating is still an option for those who want to enjoy the lake and lakeside businesses are still …

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Community comes out in support of Lake Hopatcong events

Categories: Lake Hopatcong, News, Other
Last week was a tough week for Lake Hopatcong.  With the announcement on Thursday of a no swimming advisory by NJDEP due to a large harmful algal bloom, many cancelled their weekend plans on the lake.  The community, however, still came out in force for several annual lake events this past weekend. Thanks to all …

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Algal bloom advisory – avoid contact with water, boating unrestricted

Categories: Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
As lake users ourselves, we at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation are deeply disappointed by the news that swimming and other water sports and activities are limited by this harmful algal bloom. We trust that the state of New Jersey is taking every precaution to protect those who live around and use the lake, to ensure …

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Show Your Support – Veteran’s Cruise Sets Sail Saturday

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury
2016 Lake Hopatcong Veteran's Cruise
The Lake Hopatcong Cruises will once again be honoring local veterans with two complimentary veteran’s cruises on Saturday, June 29.  The first cruise (Hopatcong and Jefferson) will set sail from 9 am to 10:30 am and the second cruise (Mt. Arlington and Roxbury) will set sail from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The public is encouraged …

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DEP advises public to avoid contact with Lake Hopatcong water due to harmful algal bloom

Categories: News, Other, Water Quality, water safety
** Testing results from NJDEP are now available here: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/wms/bfbm/cyanoHABevents.html Results will be updated Wednesday and Friday (after Tuesday/Thursday testing and Wednesday aerial checks).** ** UDATE 7-3-2019 ** Harmful algal bloom advisory for Lake Hopatcong remains in effect ** UDATE 7-2-2019 ** State Update: Advisory remains in effect, but conditions “somewhat improved” ** ALERT 6-27-2019 ** …

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Blue-green algae reports and advisories

Categories: Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
With the recent reports of algal blooms from Nolan’s Point to the Wildwood Shores area to Cow Tongue Point, we would like to share the reports that have come in, as well as some links to information about blue-green algae that explain what it is, what causes it, the dangers, and what you can do.  …

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Volunteers needed for upcoming film festival and exhibit

Categories: Events, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF Environmental & Cultural Center, News, Volunteers
We are incredibly excited to be hosting the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour this summer and we could use your help!  Volunteers are needed to assist in various ways with both of these events. If you haven’t already registered as an LHF volunteer, please fill out THIS REGISTRATION …

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Spring field trips bring 1,200 students to Lake Hopatcong

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, From the President, News
And that’s a wrap! Over the course of five weeks this spring, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation welcomed more than 1,200 students to Hopatcong State Park in a series of 12 field trip dates (11 of them dry!), which is a 50 percent increase in student numbers compared to last year. During their time at our …

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