Water Chestnut: More Found Near Liffy Island

Categories: News, Other
Why is it so important when kayaking or paddling around Lake Hopatcong to keep an eye out for Water Chestnut plants/throughout the summer.  Because even if you hand-pull plants earlier in the season in a certain location, more plants can pop up later in the same location.  This was the case when scouting near Liffy Island on July 19. Water Scout …

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Lake Hopatcong Annual Weed Harvest

Categories: News, Other, Water Quality
The annual weed harvest is run by the State of New Jersey through the Department of Environmental Protection at Hopatcong State Park. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation does NOT run the weed harvest. Questions about the weed harvest can be directed to Hopatcong State Park at 973-398-7010. Below is the Weed Harvest Schedule as posted on the NJDEP …

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Let’s Get Creative Together

Categories: community, Events, Fundraisers, Fundraising, Hopatcong, Jefferson, lake, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Other, Roxbury
YOU could help make a difference to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation in 2017. Get creative. Have a party. Support the Foundation. Simple as that! Is the dress code in your office formal? Would it be treat to wear shorts on a hot day this summer? Get everyone to throw in a donation for the LHF …

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Save the Date for a Free Invasive Species Strike Force Training Workshop

Categories: Hopatcong, News, Other, Recreational Trails, Volunteers
Protecting Native Habitat Along Our Trail The first phase of the Lake Hopatcong Trail, funded from a NJ DEP Recreational Trails Grant, is taking shape in the Borough of Hopatcong.  When completed, the Lake Hopatcong Trail will circle the entire lake and will be approximately 40 miles long.  We are making great progress, but volunteers are …

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Blue-Green Algae in Waterways

Categories: News, Other, Water Quality
The following information on Blue-Green Algae from Rutgers Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet FS1216, describes what they are, what to do to protect yourself and your pets from them and how to prevent and control blue-green algae. What Are They? Blue-green algae are common primitive microorganisms that resemble algae, but are uniquely classified with bacteria. Blue-green …

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Join Us for Our Annual Group Hike This Saturday

Categories: community, Hopatcong, News, Other, Recreational Trails
We are thrilled to host our annual group hike for 2017 on a section of the newly built Lake Hopatcong Trail this Saturday, June 17!   Please meet us in the rear section of the parking lot behind the Hopatcong Senior Center, 32 Lakeside Boulevard, Hopatcong. We will begin the hike promptly at 9:00 am.   …

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Congratulations to Our 2017 Scholarship Winners!

Categories: Education, News, Other
2017 Scholarship Winner Sarah O'Sullivan
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is proud to announce the winners of our 2017 scholarships; Benjamin Smith of Succasunna and Sarah O’Sullivan of Hopatcong.  The foundation awards two $1,000 scholarships annually to a senior who is a resident (year-round or seasonal) of one of the four towns that border Lake Hopatcong and who plans to pursue …

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Be Safe While Swimming

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong, News, Other, Public Safety
Swimming is the most popular summer activity, especially here on the lake!  Here are some ways to keep you and your family safe through the summer swimming season: For YOU: Look before you leap! The lake bottom is full of unexpected debris, from tree stumps to rocks and boulders. Make sure you are familiar with …

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