Hundreds of Volunteers Needed for Lake-Wide Cleanup on Nov. 3

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
A car dashboard, a mannequin, a lawn mower, and silverware were among the thousands of items pulled from the Lake Hopatcong shoreline the last time the lake was lowered five feet, in 2013. As the lake community prepares for another 60-inch drawdown this fall, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is once again calling for volunteers to …

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Sterile Grass Carp Trial Project Presentation

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Water Quality
Marty Kane of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, co-presented with Dr. Fred Lubnow and Hopatcong Mayor Mike Francis, at the Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) public meeting on February 12 to provide information on stocking sterile grass carp. The foundation, working in cooperating with the LHC and Princeton Hydro will submit a proposal to conduct a trial …

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Great Week for Lake Hopatcong

Categories: community, Governmental Matters, Grants, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Other, Train Station
Lake Hopatcong had a particularly amazing week. In addition to the Governor signing the “Lake Hopatcong Fund” Bill, providing a stable annual funding to allow the Lake Hopatcong Commission to fulfill its mission, the Governor also signed another Bill which will have long-term beneficial impacts for the Lake Hopatcong community. Senate Bill 3575/Assembly Bill 5321 …

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A Laker’s Dozen: Water Quality Improvements

Categories: 319(h) grant, Grants, Lake Hopatcong Commission, News, Other, Water Quality

This is the twelfth of 12 posts in our A Laker’s Dozen: 12 “Sweet” LHF Achievements from 2016 series – reflecting on and celebrating 2016 and the Lake Hopatcong Community. Since 2013, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation has been partnering with Lake Hopatcong Commission and Princeton Hydro to complete many water quality improvement projects funded through …

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LHC Meeting Recap – September 2016

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Commission, News, Other

Monday, September 19, 2016, 7 p.m. Jefferson Township High School, Lake Hopatcong NOTE: As president of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and, before that, as editor of Lake Hopatcong News, I have been at every LHC meeting for the last 7.5 years, covering them as stories for the News, taking notes as an observer for the …

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Make your voice heard

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Commission, News, Other

As has been discussed at the last two Lake Hopatcong Commission meetings, there are two changes that are proposed to the annual drawdown plan by the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. One will involve reducing this year’s drawdown from 26 inches to 22 inches, and the other involves reducing the outflow during spring refill from …

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LHC Meeting Recap – August 2016

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Commission, News, Other

Monday, August 15, 2016, 7 p.m. Jefferson Municipal Building, Lake Hopatcong A summary of key items discussed by the Lake Hopatcong Commission at its monthly meeting: The commissioners thanked volunteer Colleen Conover for taking the time to write up minutes for their July meeting, which have been the first transcribed minutes in nearly four years …

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LHC Meeting Recap – July 2016

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Commission, News, Other

Monday, July 18, 2016, 7 p.m. Hopatcong Senior Center, Hopatcong About 40 people were in attendance for the meeting, which touched on two of the major issues on Lake Hopatcong – water level and weed growth – in addition to other items. A summary of the key items here: Dan McCarthy opened the meeting by …

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