By Greg Kopf, Brand Ambassador at Summer is upon us and it’s time to prepare for something we know and love – boating season! Before embarking on your boating journey, it’s important to be mindful of a few safety and maintenance tips.

After almost a year of fighting for assistance the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and the Lake Hopatcong Commission both announced this week the first set of many treatments happening around Lake Hopatcong as the result of the $500,000 grant.

Boating Safety First is offering a course and exam on June 20th, and on July 18th to obtain the NJ Boating Safety Certificate (NJ BSC) to operate a Power Boat/PWC (Jet Ski) legally on NJ inland waterways.

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By Lake Hopatcong Foundation (August 9, 2019): The goal of our Lake-Friendly Living Guide series is to engage the public in action-oriented ways to protect Lake Hopatcong.  

Lake Hopatcong, N.J. (May 26, 2020) - 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 the Lake Hopatcong Commission moves forward on implementing a variety of projects to help prevent and mitigate algae growth on New Jersey’s largest lake.

(20/P023) TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection today announced that it has developed a color-coded health alert index to provide the public with strong and clear guidance on suitable recreational activities in freshwater lakes and other water bodies impacted by harmful algal blooms, also known as HABs. The DEP is committed to working with local officials to implement the index as soon as possible.

As multiple projects and plans are underway on Lake Hopatcong to protect against a resurgence of Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs), we learned recently the first of the tests are underway this week on May 19, 2020. Eleven sites will be tested by Princeton Hydro on behalf of the Lake Hopatcong Commission.

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