FREE Workshop – Protecting Native Habitat Along Our Trail

Invasive Garlic Mustard
Invasive Garlic Mustard overtakes forest clearing

Invasive Species Strike Force Workshop

We are wrapping up the first phase of the Lake Hopatcong Trail in the Borough of Hopatcong.  To assist in creating skilled and effective ongoing trail volunteers, we will be hosting a free Invasive Species Strike Force Workshop on Saturday, September 9. The workshop will be presented by the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference and will run from 9:00 am to approximately 2:00 pm. The workshop will be begin behind the Hopatcong Senior Center (32 Lakeside Blvd., Hopatcong).

NY/NJ Trail ConferenceInvasive Species Strike Force Training Workshop

Saturday, September 9, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meet at the Hopatcong Senior Center – 32 Lakeside Blvd., Hopatcong (map)
This workshop will teach participants basic invasive plant identification, brief survey protocol and best management removal practices for these species.  Join us in learning about what invasive plants are and how controlling the spread of these problem plants will protect our native landscapes and help birds, butterflies, and wildflowers.

To register, simply send an email to

The first leg of the Lake Hopatcong Trail was funded with a NJ DEP Recreational Trails Grant. When completed, the Lake Hopatcong Trail will circle the entire lake and will be approximately 40 miles long. Volunteers are always needed! Get outside and meet new people! To volunteer, sign-up here and specify you are interested in the recreational trails project.

Also, SAVE THE DATE for our official Lake Hopatcong Trail opening and
ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 23!

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