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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Hundreds of volunteers venture out to remove trash from Lake Hopatcong

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
Shortly after 8 o’clock on a misty Saturday morning, the collar of two green-plaid boots peeked up above the dark-gray muck just off Brady Road in Jefferson Township. Barely a step away, Cora Haughney was desperately trying to find her balance on one foot, which she’d managed to plant on a friend’s clean boot while …

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Floating Classroom 2018 Wrap-Up

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives
It has been a whirlwind of an inaugural year for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom! The vessel first arrived and was launched on Lake Hopatcong in April and was christened, Study Hull, at our 2018 Annual Meeting in May at the Garden State Yacht Club in Hopatcong. See post on Floating Classroom Christening: 2018 LHF Annual Meeting and Floating …

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2018 Lake Hopatcong Lake-Wide Cleanup

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, along with the Lake Hopatcong Commission, is coordinating with the four lake municipalities, two counties, the state and local groups to organize hundreds of volunteers for the 2018 Lake Hopatcong Lake-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, November 3 from 8 am – noon. As the Lake Hopatcong community prepares for another five-year 60-inch drawdown …

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Hundreds of Volunteers Needed for Lake-Wide Cleanup on Nov. 3

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
A car dashboard, a mannequin, a lawn mower, and silverware were among the thousands of items pulled from the Lake Hopatcong shoreline the last time the lake was lowered five feet, in 2013. As the lake community prepares for another 60-inch drawdown this fall, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is once again calling for volunteers to …

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Blue-Green Algae in Waterways

Categories: News, Other, Water Quality
The following information on Blue-Green Algae from Rutgers Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet FS1216, describes what they are, what to do to protect yourself and your pets from them and how to prevent and control blue-green algae. What Are They? Blue-green algae are common primitive microorganisms that resemble algae, but are uniquely classified with bacteria. Blue-green …

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A Laker’s Dozen: 2016 Wrap-Up

Categories: 319(h) grant, Block Party, community, Education, Events, Fundraising, General LHF Info, Giving, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake History, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Lake Loop, Lake Stewards, LHF, Membership, Mt. Arlington, News, Other, Projects and Initiatives, Public Safety, Recreational Trails, Roxbury, Train Station, Volunteers, Water Quality, Water Scouts

This is the final post in our A Laker’s Dozen: 12 “Sweet” LHF Achievements from 2016 series – reflecting on and celebrating 2016 and the Lake Hopatcong Community. As 2016 comes to a close, there is nothing sweeter than taking a moment to reflect on everything that has been accomplished. Over the past 12 weeks …

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