Four ways to protect Lake Hopatcong this fall

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Water Quality
The leaves are falling, signaling such autumn tasks as yard cleanups and pulling and winterizing boats. While you make your winter preparations, please keep the following tips in mind to protect our beautiful lake. Avoid blowing leaves or grass clippings into the lake. Leaves contribute phosphorous to a waterbody and lead to nuisance algae and …

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Don’t rake leaves into the lake

Categories: News, Water Quality
As you’re wrapping up your fall yard work, please remember to rake or blow your leaves away from the lake and not into it.  It is inevitable that some leaves will naturally fall into the lake, however, an abundance of decomposing leaves will increase the nutrient levels in the lake which can lead to algae …

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Blowing Leaves in Lake is Littering

Categories: News, Water Quality
Here’s a great way to help protect Lake Hopatcong.  Don’t blow or throw your leaves in our lake.  If you have a lawn care professional, they shouldn’t dispose of your leaves in the lake either.  Instead collect and mulch leaves. It’s normal when the wind blows some leaves into our lake each year.  However, when …

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