2024 Weed Harvesting

In January 2022, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) transferred harvesting employees and ownership of the harvesting equipment to the Lake Hopatcong Commission (the Commission).  Commission employees including seasonal harvesting staff started harvesting the week of May 6th.

The program for 2024 will be the same as 2023.  Floating weeds will be collected on Fridays and Mondays.  The Commission will provide an estimated harvesting schedule in two-week blocks throughout the summer.  Generally, the harvesters will move from south to north up the lake.  The schedule is subject to change dependent on weather, staffing, and mechanical breakdowns.