Our Favorite Six-Year-Old Train Enthusiast Helps Out at Train Station

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Roxbury, Train Station, Volunteers
Paul, our favorite six-year-old train enthusiast (see Six-Year-Old Train Enthusiast Supports Train Station Restoration for His Birthday), was up for a visit to NJ last weekend and came out with his mom, brother, sister, aunt and cousin to help volunteer at the station (see Many Hands Make Light Work). The kids brought their own shovels and pails …

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Volunteers Needed for Train Station Cleanup Day

Categories: News, Other, Train Station, Volunteers
Please join us for a cleanup day for Lake Hopatcong Train Station grounds on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m..  We will be doing some general fall maintenance as well as installing pathways.  We will have some tools available, however, gloves, shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows would be very helpful. Thank you to …

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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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Lake Hopatcong Trail Opening Soon!

Categories: community, Hopatcong, News, Recreational Trails, Volunteers
Lake Hopatcong Trail
After months of planning and hundreds of hours of volunteer labor, the Lake Hopatcong Trail is almost ready for its official opening! Please join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and short hike on the new trail on September 23, from 10 – 11 a.m.. We will meet behind the Hopatcong Senior Center (32 Lakeside Blvd, …

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Courtesy Patrols – Volunteer to Keep Our Lake Safe

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives, Public Safety, Volunteers
2017 Courtesy Patrols
As some of you have probably seen, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation has been assessing a program of courtesy patrols in Byram Cove to educate people about the guidelines that were recently created by a voluntary group of lake users including homeowners, boaters, and anglers.  We display a Lake Hopatcong Foundation Courtesy Patrol banner to ensure …

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Lake Hopatcong Trail Moving Along

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong, News, Recreational Trails, Volunteers
We have been hard at work building and blazing the Hopatcong leg of the Lake Hopatcong Trail, a trail system that will encircle the entire lake and be approximately 40 miles long when completed. The Hopatcong section of the trail starts on the towpath across from Hopatcong State Park, winds through Hopatcong Borough towards the Prospect …

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Water Scouts to the Rescue

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong, News, Volunteers, Water Quality, Water Scouts
Volunteer Water Scouts are out once again scouting Lake Hopatcong in search of the aggressive Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), Water Chestnut. On Tuesday, June 20, scouts located water chestnut in locations where the plants have been previously found near Liffy Islands. The scouts marked the 50 rosettes in both locations, and on Wednesday, when the …

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

Categories: Hopatcong, News, Other, Recreational Trails, Volunteers
Invasive Garlic Mustard
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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