HAB Grant Update – Biochar

Installations of Biochar, a woody material with a high affinity for a variety of pollutants including phosphorus, began around Lake Hopatcong on Thursday July 2nd as part of the NJDEP harmful algal bloom (HAB) management grant provided to the Lake Hopatcong Commission with project partner, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. Following …

NJDEP Weed Harvesting Update

The following statement was provided by the NJDEP to the Lake Hopatcong Commission regarding the Weed Harvesting Program on Lake Hopatcong. “On Wednesday, June 24, there was a fatal accident involving a DEP Division of Parks and Forestry employee at Lake Hopatcong during weed harvesting operations. Due to the DEP …

In Remembrance of Curtis Mulch

It is with great sadness that we reflect on the passing of Curtis Mulch.  Curt was a long-time resident of Roxbury and a fixture in the community.  He, with his wife Jean brought up their family along the shores of Lake Hopatcong. As a part of the weed harvesting program, …

Largest Application of Phoslock in the Northeast on Lake Hopatcong

Press Contacts:  Colleen Lyons, Lake Hopatcong Commission, 973-601-7801, colleen@lakehopatcongcommission.org Donna Macalle-Holly, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, 201-874-1905, donna@lakehopatcongfoundation.org Dr. Fred Lubnow, Princeton Hydro, 610-310-5287, flubnow@princetonhydro.com Dana Patterson, Marketing Manager, Princeton Hydro, 609-613-1160, dpatterson@princetonhydro.com   LAKE HOPATCONG, NEW JERSEY —  To prevent harmful algal blooms (HABs) in New Jersey’s largest lake, a clay-based …

Projects under way to prevent and mitigate Harmful Algal Blooms on Lake Hopatcong

State funding, supplemented by local governments and organizations, will support a variety of efforts on New Jersey’s largest lake Aeration systems, phosphorus-locking technologies, stormwater infrastructure upgrades, and newly planted rain gardens are among the projects residents might see popping up in and around Lake Hopatcong this spring and summer, as …

August 19 – Meeting Recap

The August 19th meeting of the Lake Hopatcong Commission was a regular monthly meeting.  In addition to conducting regular business, the Commission received updates from the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, the Commission’s environmental consultant Princeton Hydro, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).  The following is an overview of …

July 8, 2019 – LHC Meeting Recap

On July 8, 2019 the Lake Hopatcong Commission held their regular monthly meeting.  Due to the advisory against direct bodily contact with the waters of Lake Hopatcong the meeting focused on the harmful algal bloom on Lake Hopatcong.  The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provided a presentation on the …