Student Leaders to gather for second meeting

Categories: Education, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Student Leadership Team
Now that the school year is back in full swing, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Student Leadership Team is gathering for their second meeting, in order to begin planning projects that support and protect New Jersey’s largest lake.  Projects will include such efforts as beach cleanups, invasive species prevention, nature trail maintenance, local science research, and …

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Floating Classroom rentals

Categories: community, Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News
Even though our public learning cruises have ended for the summer, you may still occasionally notice the Floating Classroom out and about on Lake Hopatcong through the fall.  The Floating Classroom is available for rent for individuals, schools, and groups. If you are interested in renting the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom, please send an …

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Tickets still available for final 2019 summer learning cruises

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News
The DEP advisory to avoid contact with Lake Hopatcong water due to the harmful algal bloom has kept the Floating Classroom docked for most of the summer. Since our Floating Classroom experiences center around hands-on experiments with lake water, our cruises came to a halt.  However, with the lifting of the advisory in a few …

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Video – Lake Hopatcong is open for business

Categories: community, Education, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
Since late June, Lake Hopatcong has been experiencing an unprecedented lake-wide algal bloom. In response to the algal bloom, DEP issued an advisory against swimming and watersports, which has been in place for all or most of the lake since June 27, 2019.   The algal bloom and the advisory have hit the Lake Hopatcong region …

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Mini-documentary puts Lake Hopatcong in the spotlight

Categories: community, Education, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Water Quality
It’s the summer of ’19 at Lake Hopatcong. On a sunny Monday afternoon in mid July, a single runabout motors its way around the lake, joining only a few swimmers, a couple paddle-boarders and a jet-skier on the four-square-mile body of water. Perched on the front deck of the motorboat, Rae Hartwell is taking video …

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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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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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Calling all student leaders!

Categories: Education, News
In an effort spearheaded by Meghan Craig of the Morris County Environmental Science Academy at Jefferson Township High School, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is proud and excited to introduce a new “Student Leadership Team” made up of students in middle school, high school, and college who are interested in participating in projects that support and protect …

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