What are these long white strands???

Categories: Lake Hopatcong, News, Other, Uncategorized, Water Quality

We came across these on March 16 near the shoreline in Bright’s Cove in Jefferson. Since we weren’t exactly sure what they were, we checked with our Nolan’s Point neighbor, Dow’s Boat Rental. And the answer is….the long gelatinous strand is yellow perch eggs. According to the New York DEC, in early spring, spawning occurs …

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Tonight’s LHC meeting is CANCELED

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We just received word that tonight’s Lake Hopatcong Commission meeting has been canceled, as they will not have a quorum in attendance. Because the LHC has not yet approved a 2016 calendar, we don’t know the date of the February meeting yet, but will let you know as soon as we do. For now, stay …

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For clean water, no matter the weather

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Lake Hopatcong resident Carol Hawthorne, who is executive director of Dayspring Ministries in Haiti, shared with us a device that she uses in Haiti but that could also be useful for lake residents as wintry weather approaches. She told us about Sawyer water filters. “We raise money and bring these filters to Haiti because dirty …

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MSU Completes Sediment Study

Categories: News, Other, Projects and Initiatives, Uncategorized, Water Quality

The Lake Hopatcong Sediment Phosphorus Study is now available. Completed by Montclair State University – Passaic River Institute, University staff and students accompanied by LHF volunteers, were on the lake last October to collect 157 sediment samples to analyze for the study. Their findings were presented at the LHF volunteer water quality team meeting in …

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LHC discusses user fees and long-term funding

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The Lake Hopatcong Commission on Monday discussed an outline of a user fee proposal suggested by commissioner Fred Steinbaum to assist in the long-term funding of the weed harvest and general management of Lake Hopatcong. The proposal was met with favorable and unfavorable reactions from commissioners and residents. To read more about that and other …

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Welcome to our tiniest and newest LHF member!

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We at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation are beyond excited to welcome our newest member, Amber Angelina Rossi, to the world! We joked that “Giving Tuesday” might be “Giving Birth Tuesday” for Lauren, but perfect little Amber arrived on Friday afternoon. Sending our congrats to the whole family! (And this is as good a time as …

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