Lake-Friendly 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 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 Guide series focuses on Stormwater Basics and suggests …

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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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Boating Regulation Commission returns to Lake Hopatcong

Categories: Events, News
For the second year in a row, the New Jersey Boating Regulations Commission held its July meeting at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, which allowed several Lake Hopatcong-area residents the opportunity to share their thoughts without having to drive the Garden State Parkway. A couple dozen people were in attendance for the meeting on Wednesday, …

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Packed house at LHC meeting to discuss harmful algal bloom

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Commission, News
Nearly 300 people packed the Hopatcong High School cafeteria on Monday, July 8, to hear the Lake Hopatcong Commission, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection commissioner and officials, and Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro LLC provide an update and answer questions about the harmful algal bloom (HAB) that has caused a swimming and watersports …

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NJ Boat Regulation Commission Meeting at Lake Hopatcong

Categories: Lake Hopatcong, News, water safety
The N.J. Boat Regulation Commission will be holding its July meeting on Lake Hopatcong for the second year in a row.  Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting on Wednesday, July 10, at 10 am, at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, 75 North Bertrand Road, Mount Arlington. This will be a great opportunity …

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What is your water story?

Categories: community, Mt. Arlington, News, Other
Include your water story in a statewide archive! Join the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) at the Mount Arlington Public Library, 333 Howard Boulevard, Mount Arlington, NJ on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm for a community conversation, “What is your water story.” “What is your water story” …

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Harmful Algal Bloom advisory for Lake Hopatcong remains in effect

Categories: News, Water Quality
NJDEP update 7/3/2019 DEP sampling indicates that cell counts for cyanobacteria causing the bloom remain above the New Jersey Health Advisory Guidance levels. Consequently, the DEP advises continued closure of public swimming beaches and recommends the public avoid bodily contact with lake water. This means swimming and watersports such jet-skiing, water-skiing, paddle-boarding, canoeing or kayaking …

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State Update: Advisory remains in effect, but conditions “somewhat improved”

Categories: News, Water Quality
The State of New Jersey’s Governor’s Office and Department of Environmental Protection updated local officials and groups, including the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and Lake Hopatcong Commission, on July 2, 2019 about the current conditions related to the harmful algal bloom on Lake Hopatcong. In summary: The state is “still holding firm on the advisory” against …

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