Two more weeks before the lake begins to refill

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury
The five-year 60-inch drawdown will be coming to a close in a couple of weeks. If you haven’t yet had the chance to tackle inspections or maintenance to any waterfront structures, now is the time! Residents can contact Hopatcong State Park at 973-398-7010 to inquire about projects that do or don’t require a permit. According …

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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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Floating Classroom 2018 Wrap-Up

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives
It has been a whirlwind of an inaugural year for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom! The vessel first arrived and was launched on Lake Hopatcong in April and was christened, Study Hull, at our 2018 Annual Meeting in May at the Garden State Yacht Club in Hopatcong. See post on Floating Classroom Christening: 2018 LHF Annual Meeting and Floating …

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Lake Loop 2018: Results, Gratitude and Photos

Categories: community, Events, Fundraisers, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Lake Loop, LHF, News
We sincerely thank all who made Lake Loop 2018 on October 7 at Hopatcong State Park such a success! As always, the Lake Loop was an event full of energy because of the limitless enthusiasm of the people who were there. Participants, vendors, and spectators and volunteers all brought so much electricity to the day …

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Lake Loop Brings State Park to Life

Categories: community, Events, Fundraisers, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Lake Loop, LHF, News
By October, summer’s roar of activity at Hopatcong State Park has faded to little more than the whisper of windswept leaves scraping along pavement. Some days, however, are exceptions. The sixth annual Lake Loop, held Sunday, Oct. 7 at the park, pulled in several hundred visitors. Cars crammed the parking lot, music filled the air, …

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Final Call for Lake Loop 2018

Categories: community, Events, Fundraisers, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Lake Loop, LHF, News
Today is the LAST DAY to pre-register for Lake Loop 2018 This year’s bike, run and paddle challenge, on Sunday, Oct.7, at Hopatcong State Park is set to be AMAZING and you won’t want to miss it! Enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful Lake Hopatcong while participating in one, two or all three events in support …

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