Ice Fishing Workshop Lures a Crowd

Categories: community, Education, Events, News, Other, Public Safety, water safety
The sky was grey and tiny snowflakes were just starting to swirl on Sunday morning, February 4, as more than 30 adults and kids gathered for an Ice Fishing 101 workshop at Hopatcong State Park. It was perfect weather, actually, for this hardy group of both experienced and aspiring winter anglers. Hosted by the Knee Deep Club, Ice Fishing …

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Ice Fishing 101 – Program Full, Waitlist Available

Categories: community, Education, Events, News, Other, Public Safety, water safety
ice fishing
  The Ice Fishing 101 program has reached capacity!  To be added to the waitlist, send your name, phone number and email address to info@lakehopatcongfoundation.org or call the LHF office at 973-663-2500 by Thursday, February 1.   The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, in cooperation with NJ DEP Division of Parks and Forestry, will be coordinating and offering …

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Ice Safety

Categories: community, News, Public Safety
Winter is definitely here.  After weeks of subfreezing temperatures, the lake has some nice thick ice in places, excellent for walking, skating, ice fishing and even snowmobiling.  It’s extremely important to make sure you know how to tell when the ice is safe, how to prepare for a day on the ice and what to …

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Ice Fishing 101

Categories: community, Education, Events, News, Other, Public Safety, water safety
ice fishing
New in 2018, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, in cooperation with NJ DEP Division of Parks and Forestry, will be coordinating and offering community programming at Hopatcong State Park.  The first program, Ice Fishing 101, will be hosted by the Knee Deep Club on Sunday, February 4 at 10:00 am.  In the event of inclement weather …

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Reflecting on an Outstanding Year

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives, Public Safety, Recreational Trails, Train Station, Volunteers, Water Quality
The approach of a new year, with all its promise and potential, is also a good time to pause and reflect.  The past year presented plenty of challenges but also brought new opportunities to engage with the community, steady progress on core projects and initiatives, and some very exciting new beginnings.  Below is an info-graphic …

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B-SAFE Dock Numbers at Work!

Categories: B-SAFE Dock Numbers, community, LHF, News, Public Safety, Volunteers
Tuesday, September 5, brought some dark and stormy weather. Lightning struck repeatedly followed by thunder that rumbled so loud you could feel it.  For two boaters caught in the storm, things quickly became disorienting and frightening.  The boaters called the New Jersey State police for assistance.  Not having any idea where they were on the …

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DEP Announces Response Strategy for Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms, Seeks Public’s Help to Identify Suspected Incidences

Categories: community, Education, Governmental Matters, Hopatcong, Jefferson, lake, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Public Safety, Roxbury
Harmful Algal Blooms
NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) August 2017 Statewide Effort to “Avoid It and Report It” Includes Online Form for Reporting Suspected Blooms Seeking to minimize health risks for people and animals, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has developed a strategy for a unified statewide approach in responding to incidents of Harmful Algal Blooms …

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Safety and Consideration for All this Labor Day Weekend

Categories: community, News, Public Safety
Labor Day
Labor Day weekend is fast approaching.  We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the “Lake Hopatcong For All” voluntary guidelines which were drafted by representatives of homeowners, recreational boaters, anglers and lake businesses. The intent is to demonstrate that we, as lake residents and lake users, are capable of taking personal responsibility for …

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