News and Updates from the Lake Hopatcong Foundation

Blue-green algae reports and advisories

Categories: Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
With the recent reports of algal blooms from Nolan’s Point to the Wildwood Shores area to Cow Tongue Point, we would like to share the reports that have come in, as well as some links to information about blue-green algae that explain what it is, what causes it, the dangers, and what you can do.  …

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Volunteers needed for upcoming film festival and exhibit

Categories: Events, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF Environmental & Cultural Center, News, Volunteers
We are incredibly excited to be hosting the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour this summer and we could use your help!  Volunteers are needed to assist in various ways with both of these events. If you haven’t already registered as an LHF volunteer, please fill out THIS REGISTRATION …

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Spring field trips bring 1,200 students to Lake Hopatcong

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, From the President, News
And that’s a wrap! Over the course of five weeks this spring, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation welcomed more than 1,200 students to Hopatcong State Park in a series of 12 field trip dates (11 of them dry!), which is a 50 percent increase in student numbers compared to last year. During their time at our …

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2019 LHF Gala – Tastings, Tapas, and Topsiders

Categories: community, Events, Fundraisers, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Mt. Arlington, News
The 2019 Lake Hopatcong Foundation Gala will be held on Saturday, July 27 starting at 6 pm at the historical Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, 75 N Bertrand Rd, Mt Arlington, NJ.  This year’s theme will be “Set Sail,” an evening of wine, beer, and liquor samplings from an array of vendors along with small plates …

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Summer cruises on the Floating Classroom

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News
The school year may be wrapping up for many New Jersey students, but learning isn’t taking a break for the summer on Lake Hopatcong. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) will be running 90-minute summer cruises on their Floating Classroom, an interactive education center with scientific equipment right on board to facilitate a hands-on learning experience …

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Welcoming our summer intern, Melanie Wedemeier

Categories: From the President, News
We are thrilled to welcome Melanie Wedemeier as our summer intern at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation! Melanie joined us in May and immediately hit the ground running, helping with our macroinvertebrate sampling station at Hopatcong State Park for our educational field trip program. When she’s not busy helping students identify river critters or conduct experiments on …

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Student Leadership Team kickoff

Categories: News, Student Leadership Team
Nearly 30 middle school, high school, and college students came together at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental & Cultural Center on Wednesday, June 5, for the first-ever meeting of the new LHF Student Leadership Team. Meghan Craig, a sophomore at the Morris County Environmental Science Academy, based at Jefferson Township High School, is the engine …

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