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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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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