By: Holly Odgers
Did you know there are simple steps you can take at home to protect the water quality of Lake Hopatcong?
Lake-friendly living isn’t just for those who live on the shores of our beautiful lake. 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. Everyone in our watershed makes daily decisions that can affect our lake. To assist with ways to live more lake-friendly, we have created the Lake Hopatcong Lake-Friendly Living Guide, available to view or download from our website.
Some of the topics included in the guide are:
- ways to lessen your impervious footprint
- being smart about lawn care
- how and when to fertilize you lawn
- maintaining your septic system
- planting a buffer or rain garden
View/download our Lake-Friendly Living Guide to explore numerous ways you can help protect Lake Hopatcong today! And join us on Thursday, August 20, at 12:30 pm for our "Lake-Friendly Living" webinar, which is part of our "Thirst for Knowledge” lunch-and-learn webinar series, Bring your lunch and your questions to this informative and interactive webinar where we will discuss tips and best practices on how to live in a lake-friendly way. Find out more about the webinar HERE.