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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Hundreds of volunteers venture out to remove trash from Lake Hopatcong

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
Shortly after 8 o’clock on a misty Saturday morning, the collar of two green-plaid boots peeked up above the dark-gray muck just off Brady Road in Jefferson Township. Barely a step away, Cora Haughney was desperately trying to find her balance on one foot, which she’d managed to plant on a friend’s clean boot while …

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2018 Lake Hopatcong Lake-Wide Cleanup

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, along with the Lake Hopatcong Commission, is coordinating with the four lake municipalities, two counties, the state and local groups to organize hundreds of volunteers for the 2018 Lake Hopatcong Lake-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, November 3 from 8 am – noon. As the Lake Hopatcong community prepares for another five-year 60-inch drawdown …

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Hundreds of Volunteers Needed for Lake-Wide Cleanup on Nov. 3

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
A car dashboard, a mannequin, a lawn mower, and silverware were among the thousands of items pulled from the Lake Hopatcong shoreline the last time the lake was lowered five feet, in 2013. As the lake community prepares for another 60-inch drawdown this fall, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is once again calling for volunteers to …

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Kids Hike and Learn During Summer Camp

Categories: community, Education, Floating Classroom, Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong, News, Recreational Trails, Water Quality
We are thrilled the kids from Camp Innovate in Hopatcong were able to hike on the Lake Hopatcong Trail as well as learn about water ecology and watersheds on the Floating Classroom this summer!  Campers ventured on a hike along the Lake Hopatcong trail with LHF Trails Committee Chair Cliff Lundin as their guide. They …

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Sterile Grass Carp Trial Project Presentation

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Water Quality
Marty Kane of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, co-presented with Dr. Fred Lubnow and Hopatcong Mayor Mike Francis, at the Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) public meeting on February 12 to provide information on stocking sterile grass carp. The foundation, working in cooperating with the LHC and Princeton Hydro will submit a proposal to conduct a trial …

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