Gov. Murphy and officials visit Lake Hopatcong

Categories: From the President, Governmental Matters, News
On Monday, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation hosted Gov. Phil Murphy as well as U.S. Representatives Josh Gottheimer (5th District), Tom Malinowski (7th District), and Mikie Sherrill (11th District), state senators and assembly members, Morris and Sussex freeholders, and the mayors of the four lake municipalities in what was a promising first step toward helping to …

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Five years at the train station

Categories: From the President, News, Train Station
In a few days, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation will be celebrating five years at the Lake Hopatcong Train Station in Landing. And although we didn’t actually move into the building until the start of this year, it has been a centerpiece of our efforts in the five years since Lauren Rossi (then the LHF Development …

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Lake Hopatcong’s place in the climate change discussion

Categories: From the President, Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
It’s not news to anyone that this was an unprecedented year for Lake Hopatcong. The harmful algal bloom reports in June led to an advisory from the state that crippled local businesses and cast a sad shadow over summer for so many who were deprived of enjoying many aspects of lake life, such as swimming, …

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Behind the scenes of the LHF’s HAB response

Categories: From the President, Governmental Matters, News, Water Quality
As everyone likely knows, this summer’s Harmful Algal Bloom advisory on Lake Hopatcong was unprecedented territory for the lake community, and caused a lot of frustration and heartbreak for lake residents, visitors, and especially business owners. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has been working behind the scenes to respond to the situation, to be part of …

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What we can all do about the algal bloom

Categories: From the President, Going Green, Governmental Matters, News, Riparian Vegetation, Shop Local, Water Quality
As the advisory against swimming and some watersports on Lake Hopatcong continues, it’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such an unprecedented environmental crisis. But we at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation want to encourage you all to have faith, to know that there are things we can all do to help the current …

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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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Welcoming our summer intern, Melanie Wedemeier

Categories: From the President, News
We are thrilled to welcome Melanie Wedemeier as our summer intern at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation! Melanie joined us in May and immediately hit the ground running, helping with our macroinvertebrate sampling station at Hopatcong State Park for our educational field trip program. When she’s not busy helping students identify river critters or conduct experiments on …

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Looking back (and forward!) at our 7th Annual Meeting

Categories: Events, From the President, News
It was a packed house for our 7th Annual Meeting on Friday, May 3, and we at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation were thrilled to be hosting this yearly event at the LHF Environmental & Cultural Center, in the former Lake Hopatcong Train Station building. It actually was not our first time hosting our annual meeting …

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