The Lake Hopatcong Commission is an independent State agency overseen by an 11-member board of Commissioners.  The Commission is responsible for conducting, managing and coordinating activities for the preservation, restoration and enhancement of Lake Hopatcong and its watershed.  Members of the Commission work as volunteer representatives of the larger lake community, and are dedicated to permanently preserving the natural, historical and recreational resources of the watershed for this generation and beyond.

Upcoming Events

Jun
4
Thu
10:00 am Rain Garden Program @ Online Webinar
Rain Garden Program @ Online Webinar
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Lake Hopatcong Commission has partnered with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program to offer rebates of up to $450 to homeowners that build rain gardens or shoreline buffers. Our goal for this program is to install at least sixteen (16) gardens within our watershed over the next …
Jun
8
Mon
7:00 pm Regular Monthly Meeting @ Online Webinar
Regular Monthly Meeting @ Online Webinar
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A regular monthly meeting of the Lake Hopatcong Commission will be held via Zoom web-based conference call on May 11, 2020. The meeting is open to the public, for information on how to join please email a request to commissioner@lakehopatcongcommission.org
Jul
13
Mon
7:00 pm Regular Monthly Meeting @ Lake Hopatcong Train Station
Regular Monthly Meeting @ Lake Hopatcong Train Station
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A regular monthly meeting of the Lake Hopatcong Commission

Rain Garden Workshop

June 4, 2020

Some algae known as cyanobacteria can produce toxins that are harmful to people and animals. These are known as harmful algal blooms (HAB). Learn what to do when you suspect a HAB.

Ice retardant systems can impact winter recreation and cause safety concerns on the Lake. Learn more about techniques for proper operation.

One pound of phosphorus can support over 1,100 pounds of algae. Learn how to protect Lake Hopatcong by using phosphorus free products and properly maintaining your septic system.