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As the follow-up to the video posted on Thursday the following outlines more of the facts of the death of Curtis R. Mulch on June 24, 2020, and the efforts that went into saving his life and the final efforts from the Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) to remove the submerged Weed Harvester from Lake Hopatcong.

As the Lake Hopatcong Commission conducted its standard meeting on June 8, 2020, one of the most important speakers was Fred S. Lubnow, Ph. D, Director of Aquatic Programs at Princeton Hydro that reported that Lake Hopatcong is in much better shape than last year.

LAKE HOPATCONG, NEW JERSEY – To prevent harmful algal blooms (HABs) in New Jersey’s largest lake, a clay-based nutrient inactivating technology called Phoslock, is being applied in Lake Hopatcong this week. This is the largest Phoslock treatment to occur in the Northeastern U.S. The Phoslock treatment, which is happening in the southern end of the lake called Landing Channel, is expected to take approximately one week depending on the weather conditions.

By Greg Kopf, Brand Ambassador at BOATiD.com: 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.  

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