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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Reflecting on an Outstanding Year

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives, Public Safety, Recreational Trails, Train Station, Volunteers, Water Quality
The approach of a new year, with all its promise and potential, is also a good time to pause and reflect.  The past year presented plenty of challenges but also brought new opportunities to engage with the community, steady progress on core projects and initiatives, and some very exciting new beginnings.  Below is an info-graphic …

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Please Call Your Representatives Today to Support the “Lake Hopatcong Fund”

Categories: Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
Thanks to our local legislators, stable funding for Lake Hopatcong is as close as we have ever been. A bill to dedicate $500,000 of the funds collected each year from boat licensing fees to Lake Hopatcong has now passed the New Jersey Senate (thank you Senators Bucco, Oroho, and Pennacchio!) and is scheduled to be …

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Effectiveness of Control Methods for Nuisance Aquatic Plants

Categories: News, Water Quality
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation retained the services Princeton Hydro during the spring and summer 2017 to conduct a study to determine the relative effectiveness of various techniques to reduce nuisance densities of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). The three plant reduction techniques included: herbicide applications, herbicide application followed by harvesting and hydroraking.  The LHF also retained the …

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Legislation to Establish the “Lake Hopatcong Fund” Unanimously Approved by the New Jersey Senate

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
Lake Hopatcong
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is thrilled to share the news that legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco, Steven Oroho and Joe Pennacchio to establish the “Lake Hopatcong Fund” has been unanimously approved by the New Jersey Senate! The LHF regularly meets with our elected official to keep them up to date with lake issues and …

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LHF to Match County Watershed Poster Cash Prizes for Students in Four Lake Towns

Categories: community, Education, News, Water Quality
Are you a student in grades 2-12?… Do you live in one of the four towns surrounding Lake Hopatcong – Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mt. Arlington or Roxbury?… Are you interested in entering a poster contest about watershed protection?… If you answered yes to all of these questions, you have the chance to win DOUBLE the county …

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