Kidding around! Watershed word sleuth

Categories: kidding around, Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
What is a watershed? A watershed is an area of land, shaped by hills and valleys, that drains into a particular body of water, such as a stream, river, pond, or lake. Watersheds can be large or small. Every body of water has a watershed, and small watersheds join to become larger watersheds. Watersheds cover …

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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Conserving Water

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
In this installment of our Lake-Friendly Living Guide, we share simple ways to conserve water inside and outside your home. Water conservation is helpful for the environment, can reduce runoff from your property, and helps maintain your septic system, all while saving you money. Water, water everywhere… It happens every time. Turn a handle or …

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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Eliminating Pollutants

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
In this installment of our Lake-Friendly Living Guide, we share information on additional ways to eliminate pollutants from our waterways. With a little thought and effort, we can all make a difference by properly disposing of things like household hazardous waste, motor oils, and medications so they don’t end up in our beautiful lake.  Out …

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Lake Hopatcong’s place in the climate change discussion

Categories: From the President, Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
It’s not news to anyone that this was an unprecedented year for Lake Hopatcong. The harmful algal bloom reports in June led to an advisory from the state that crippled local businesses and cast a sad shadow over summer for so many who were deprived of enjoying many aspects of lake life, such as swimming, …

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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Alternative Septic Systems

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
In this installment of our Lake-Friendly Living Guide, we share information on alternative septic systems. If your septic system needs to be replaced or updated, there are new technologies for property owners to consider that can help protect Lake Hopatcong. What is an alternative septic system? An alternative septic system, which is commonly referred to …

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Behind the scenes of the LHF’s HAB response

Categories: From the President, Governmental Matters, News, Water Quality
As everyone likely knows, this summer’s Harmful Algal Bloom advisory on Lake Hopatcong was unprecedented territory for the lake community, and caused a lot of frustration and heartbreak for lake residents, visitors, and especially business owners. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has been working behind the scenes to respond to the situation, to be part of …

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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Septic Maintenance

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
In this installment of our Lake-Friendly Living Guide, we dive into the world of septic systems. This post will guide you in understanding how your system works and how to guarantee your system functions properly. A properly maintained septic system not only protects Lake Hopatcong and its surrounding bodies of water but protects your health …

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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 what phosphorus is, where it comes from, how it affects our waterways, and the best fertilizers to use if fertilizers are necessary. Check in each week to learn more about …

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