Blue-green algae reports and advisories

Categories: Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
With the recent reports of algal blooms from Nolan’s Point to the Wildwood Shores area to Cow Tongue Point, we would like to share the reports that have come in, as well as some links to information about blue-green algae that explain what it is, what causes it, the dangers, and what you can do.  …

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Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit

Categories: Events, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF Environmental and Cultural Center, News, Water Quality
  The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is thrilled to be hosting the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition from July 1 through August 10 at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center, 125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ.  The Water/Ways exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), and the New Jersey Council for …

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Kidding around! Color your own rainbow trout

Categories: Lake Hopatcong, News, Other, Water Quality
The rainbow trout is a colorful fish that is usually blue-green or yellow-green with a pink streak along their sides and small black spots on their back and fins. Rainbow trout can be found in Lake Hopatcong and can grow to weigh as much as 20 pounds! Find out more about rainbow trout from National …

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What’s stormwater got to do with clean drinking water?

Categories: community, Going Green, Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
When it rains, chemicals and other dangerous pollutants on our streets, parking lots, and roads get washed into storm drains and are funneled into our drinking water supplies and other waterways that our children play in. This makes stormwater pollution one of New Jersey’s greatest threats to our clean drinking water, especially in towns that …

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Reflecting on a year of exciting accomplishments

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives, Public Safety, Recreational Trails, Train Station, Volunteers, Water Quality
It’s that time again, as the new year approaches, to take just a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. There were several big firsts in 2018, from launching the Lake Hopatcong Floating Classroom to moving our office into the Lake Hopatcong Train Station, it was a busy and exciting year.  Below …

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Don’t rake leaves into the lake

Categories: News, Water Quality
As you’re wrapping up your fall yard work, please remember to rake or blow your leaves away from the lake and not into it.  It is inevitable that some leaves will naturally fall into the lake, however, an abundance of decomposing leaves will increase the nutrient levels in the lake which can lead to algae …

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Lake cleanup proves very tiresome

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
It’s safe to assume that part of the fun of volunteering for the recent lake-wide cleanup of Lake Hopatcong is that it’s sort of like a treasure hunt. It may not have quite the same romance as, say, Indiana Jones’s archaeological exploits in the Raiders of the Lost Ark movies, but there’s something exciting about …

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Cleanup tallies, volunteers and quotables

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
2018 lake-wide cleanup tallies Every 5 years, the State of New Jersey draws down Lake Hopatcong by 60 inches to allow property owners to repair docks and seawalls. The drawdown can also help to kill off unwanted aquatic plants in shallow areas, while facilitating cleanup efforts.  The first lake-wide cleanup was organized by the LHF …

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