Planning for the 2020 Lake Hopatcong Block Party is underway. This annual tradition that brings local community groups, businesses, organizations and food vendors together for a day that kicks off the summer season and celebrates all facets of Lake Hopatcong life is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Hopatcong State Park.
The Annual Leap into Hopatcong Lake is a one of the greatest fund-raising events that happen on Hopatcong Lake during the winter. This great event that pits human endurance against raising funds, takes place every February at the Hopatcong State Park and is designed to raise money for special needs kids.
Freeholder boards in Morris and Sussex counties have agreed to allocate a total of $50,000 in matching funds to support an application by the Lake Hopatcong Commission for a potential $500,000 state grant to study and reduce harmful algal blooms (HABs), which severely limited recreational use of Lake Hopatcong during most of the 2019 recreational season.
On January 13, 2019, the Lake Hopatcong Commission got underway for the start of 2020. During the meeting Princeton Hydro provided a detailed presentation with 2020 monitoring recommendations, State Funding was discussed, and the commission is looking to get stricter on Zoning and build-up around Lake Hopatcong.
Residents of the Lake Hopatcong area are very accustomed to the wide variety of ongoing events from the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF), but we never really understand everything this small team of superstars and volunteers accomplish throughout the year, as they publish the reflections for the year.