Who can forget the summer of 2019 on Lake Hopatcong, as our lake became the poster child for the Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs), and we all asked ourselves “What can I do to help the lake?”
To help answer these questions, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation has come out with a 23-page guide that covers 15 different areas, where you can make a difference. This guide should be a MUST READ for anyone that lives in the Lake Hopatcong Water Shed area.
Simple ways you can help protect Lake Hopatcong
Lake-friendly living isn’t just for those who live on the shores of Lake Hopatcong. Stormwater flows into the lake from the hillsides all around it, carrying soil, nutrients, salt, pollution, and other items that are detrimental to our water quality. This past summer, we put out a series of posts on lake-friendly living strategies to protect Lake Hopatcong. Now there’s a PDF you can download or print to help guide you in taking positive steps in protecting the water quality of our beautiful lake as well as your property values!
Lake-friendly living isn’t about giving anything up, it’s about finding what works for you and what works to protect our lake. Everyone in our watershed makes daily decisions that can affect our lake. From deciding whether or not to fertilize your lawn, how to pave your driveway with pervious pavement, or what new dishwasher to buy, there are many different ways to live lake-friendly. Our goal is to ensure that residents, visitors, and businesses understand that your decisions and actions now help to protect Lake Hopatcong now and for decades to come.
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