What we can all do about the algal bloom

Categories: From the President, Going Green, Governmental Matters, News, Riparian Vegetation, Shop Local, Water Quality
As the advisory against swimming and some watersports on Lake Hopatcong continues, it’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such an unprecedented environmental crisis. But we at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation want to encourage you all to have faith, to know that there are things we can all do to help the current …

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Boating Regulation Commission returns to Lake Hopatcong

Categories: Events, News
For the second year in a row, the New Jersey Boating Regulations Commission held its July meeting at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, which allowed several Lake Hopatcong-area residents the opportunity to share their thoughts without having to drive the Garden State Parkway. A couple dozen people were in attendance for the meeting on Wednesday, …

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Packed house at LHC meeting to discuss harmful algal bloom

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Commission, News
Nearly 300 people packed the Hopatcong High School cafeteria on Monday, July 8, to hear the Lake Hopatcong Commission, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection commissioner and officials, and Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro LLC provide an update and answer questions about the harmful algal bloom (HAB) that has caused a swimming and watersports …

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Harmful Algal Bloom advisory for Lake Hopatcong remains in effect

Categories: News, Water Quality
NJDEP update 7/3/2019 DEP sampling indicates that cell counts for cyanobacteria causing the bloom remain above the New Jersey Health Advisory Guidance levels. Consequently, the DEP advises continued closure of public swimming beaches and recommends the public avoid bodily contact with lake water. This means swimming and watersports such jet-skiing, water-skiing, paddle-boarding, canoeing or kayaking …

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State Update: Advisory remains in effect, but conditions “somewhat improved”

Categories: News, Water Quality
The State of New Jersey’s Governor’s Office and Department of Environmental Protection updated local officials and groups, including the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and Lake Hopatcong Commission, on July 2, 2019 about the current conditions related to the harmful algal bloom on Lake Hopatcong. In summary: The state is “still holding firm on the advisory” against …

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Lake Hopatcong open for recreational boating while DEP monitors harmful algal bloom

Categories: News
The State of New Jersey has not yet lifted its advisory against swimming and water sports due to the presence of a harmful algal bloom (HAB) on Lake Hopatcong. The lake is open for business, however: recreational boating is still an option for those who want to enjoy the lake and lakeside businesses are still …

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Spring field trips bring 1,200 students to Lake Hopatcong

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, From the President, News
And that’s a wrap! Over the course of five weeks this spring, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation welcomed more than 1,200 students to Hopatcong State Park in a series of 12 field trip dates (11 of them dry!), which is a 50 percent increase in student numbers compared to last year. During their time at our …

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Welcoming our summer intern, Melanie Wedemeier

Categories: From the President, News
We are thrilled to welcome Melanie Wedemeier as our summer intern at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation! Melanie joined us in May and immediately hit the ground running, helping with our macroinvertebrate sampling station at Hopatcong State Park for our educational field trip program.¬†When she’s not busy helping students identify river critters or conduct experiments on …

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