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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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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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Smart Lawn Care

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 present Smart Lawn Care, simple ways to work smarter (not harder) when it comes to lawn care and reducing pollution. Check in each week to learn more about what you can …

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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Go Native! Install Vegetative Buffers and Rain Gardens

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
This is the second post in our Lake-Friendly Living Guide series to engage the public in action-oriented ways to protect Lake Hopatcong. All property owners in the Lake Hopatcong watershed, not just lakefront property owners, can make a difference. This post focuses on vegetative buffers and rain gardens and how you can use native plants …

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Lake-Friendly Living Guide: Stormwater Basics

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
We are introducing a series of posts that make up a Lake-Friendly Living Guide to engage the public in action-oriented ways to protect Lake Hopatcong. All property owners in the Lake Hopatcong watershed, not just lakefront property owners, can make a difference. The first post in our Lake-Friendly Living Guide series focuses on Stormwater Basics …

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Lake cleanup proves very tiresome

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
It’s safe to assume that part of the fun of volunteering for the recent lake-wide cleanup of Lake Hopatcong is that it’s sort of like a treasure hunt. It may not have quite the same romance as, say, Indiana Jones’s archaeological exploits in the Raiders of the Lost Ark movies, but there’s something exciting about …

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Cleanup tallies, volunteers and quotables

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
2018 lake-wide cleanup tallies Every 5 years, the State of New Jersey draws down Lake Hopatcong by 60 inches to allow property owners to repair docks and seawalls. The drawdown can also help to kill off unwanted aquatic plants in shallow areas, while facilitating cleanup efforts.  The first lake-wide cleanup was organized by the LHF …

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