Lake cleanup proves very tiresome

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
It’s safe to assume that part of the fun of volunteering for the recent lake-wide cleanup of Lake Hopatcong is that it’s sort of like a treasure hunt. It may not have quite the same romance as, say, Indiana Jones’s archaeological exploits in the Raiders of the Lost Ark movies, but there’s something exciting about …

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Cleanup tallies, volunteers and quotables

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
2018 lake-wide cleanup tallies Every 5 years, the State of New Jersey draws down Lake Hopatcong by 60 inches to allow property owners to repair docks and seawalls. The drawdown can also help to kill off unwanted aquatic plants in shallow areas, while facilitating cleanup efforts.  The first lake-wide cleanup was organized by the LHF …

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Hundreds of volunteers venture out to remove trash from Lake Hopatcong

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
Shortly after 8 o’clock on a misty Saturday morning, the collar of two green-plaid boots peeked up above the dark-gray muck just off Brady Road in Jefferson Township. Barely a step away, Cora Haughney was desperately trying to find her balance on one foot, which she’d managed to plant on a friend’s clean boot while …

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2018 Lake Hopatcong Lake-Wide Cleanup

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, along with the Lake Hopatcong Commission, is coordinating with the four lake municipalities, two counties, the state and local groups to organize hundreds of volunteers for the 2018 Lake Hopatcong Lake-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, November 3 from 8 am – noon. As the Lake Hopatcong community prepares for another five-year 60-inch drawdown …

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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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