Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Fertilizers, Phosphorus, and Water Quality

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
The goal of our Lake-Friendly Living Guide series is to engage the public in action-oriented ways to protect Lake Hopatcong.  In this installment, we examine how phosphorus affects our waterways and the best fertilizers to use if fertilizers are necessary. Check in each week to learn more about what you can do for our lake! …

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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Smart Lawn Care

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
The goal of our Lake-Friendly Living Guide series is to engage the public in action-oriented ways to protect Lake Hopatcong.  In this installment, we present Smart Lawn Care, simple ways to work smarter (not harder) when it comes to lawn care and reducing pollution. Check in each week to learn more about what you can …

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News takes Shop Local to new levels

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Shop Local
Shop Local Lake Hopatcong is back! Shop Local Lake Hopatcong was an initiative started by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation in 2013 as a way to support local businesses and to encourage the communities around the lake to think of the lake as their “downtown,” creating a more cohesive community around our lake. Recent years saw …

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Video – Lake Hopatcong is open for business

Categories: community, Education, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
Since late June, Lake Hopatcong has been experiencing an unprecedented lake-wide algal bloom. In response to the algal bloom, DEP issued an advisory against swimming and watersports, which has been in place for all or most of the lake since June 27, 2019.   The algal bloom and the advisory have hit the Lake Hopatcong region …

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Area residents share their water stories

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Mt. Arlington, News, Other
Nine people, wearing stick-on nametags, sat tentatively around a large table in the middle of the Peg Richards Media Room at Mount Arlington Public Library early Thursday evening. One of them, Megan Bucknum, snuggled a set of headphones over her ears and gingerly positioned a microphone on the table in front of her to do …

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Mini-documentary puts Lake Hopatcong in the spotlight

Categories: community, Education, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
It’s the summer of ’19 at Lake Hopatcong. On a sunny Monday afternoon in mid July, a single runabout motors its way around the lake, joining only a few swimmers, a couple paddle-boarders and a jet-skier on the four-square-mile body of water. Perched on the front deck of the motorboat, Rae Hartwell is taking video …

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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Go Native! Install Vegetative Buffers and Rain Gardens

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
This is the second post in our Lake-Friendly Living Guide series to engage the public in action-oriented ways to protect Lake Hopatcong. All property owners in the Lake Hopatcong watershed, not just lakefront property owners, can make a difference. This post focuses on vegetative buffers and rain gardens and how you can use native plants …

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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Stormwater Basics

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
We are introducing a series of posts that make up a Lake-Friendly Living Guide to engage the public in action-oriented ways to protect Lake Hopatcong. All property owners in the Lake Hopatcong watershed, not just lakefront property owners, can make a difference. The first post in our Lake-Friendly Living Guide series focuses on Stormwater Basics …

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