Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Fertilizers, Phosphorus, and Water Quality

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
The goal of our Lake-Friendly Living Guide series is to engage the public in action-oriented ways to protect Lake Hopatcong.  In this installment, we examine how phosphorus affects our waterways and the best fertilizers to use if fertilizers are necessary. Check in each week to learn more about what you can do for our lake! …

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Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit Resounding Success

Categories: Events, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF Environmental and Cultural Center, News, Water Quality
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, in cooperation with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, hosted the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, “Water/Ways,” an exploration of water’s environmental and cultural impact. The exhibition was on display at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center from July 1 through August 10. During the six-week showing, more than 700 …

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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Smart Lawn Care

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
The goal of our Lake-Friendly Living Guide series is to engage the public in action-oriented ways to protect Lake Hopatcong.  In this installment, we present Smart Lawn Care, simple ways to work smarter (not harder) when it comes to lawn care and reducing pollution. Check in each week to learn more about what you can …

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Video – Lake Hopatcong is open for business

Categories: community, Education, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
Since late June, Lake Hopatcong has been experiencing an unprecedented lake-wide algal bloom. In response to the algal bloom, DEP issued an advisory against swimming and watersports, which has been in place for all or most of the lake since June 27, 2019.   The algal bloom and the advisory have hit the Lake Hopatcong region …

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Smithsonian water exhibition delights local audiences

Categories: Events, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF Environmental and Cultural Center, News, Water Quality
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, in cooperation with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, continues its exploration of water’s environmental and cultural impact as they host the local showing of “Water/Ways,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. “Water/Ways” will be on view through August 10. The exhibit is being hosted at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental …

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Mini-documentary puts Lake Hopatcong in the spotlight

Categories: community, Education, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
It’s the summer of ’19 at Lake Hopatcong. On a sunny Monday afternoon in mid July, a single runabout motors its way around the lake, joining only a few swimmers, a couple paddle-boarders and a jet-skier on the four-square-mile body of water. Perched on the front deck of the motorboat, Rae Hartwell is taking video …

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Lake Hopatcong Commission holds special meeting about HAB

Categories: Governmental Matters, Lake Hopatcong Commission, News, Water Quality
About 200 people were in attendance for a special meeting of the Lake Hopatcong Commission on Monday, July 22 at Hopatcong High School, where officials and experts discussed the history of movements to protect the lake, as well as the current scientific conditions and potential short- and long-term actions that could help reduce the nutrient …

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Algal Bloom FAQ

Categories: News, Water Quality
We have been fielding lots of calls and emails about the Harmful Algal Bloom advisory on Lake Hopatcong, so in order to provide some clarity and help, we have assembled the following answers to our most frequently asked questions: What is a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)? Per NJDEP, an algal bloom is a rapid increase …

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