Floating Classroom: Coming Soon to a Lake Near You!

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Grants, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives
You may have noticed that we’ve been awfully quiet since we announced that Sightseer Marine in Hudson, Florida was selected to build the vessel for our floating classroom back in November.  We’ll it’s time for the big reveal and she’s a beauty! The 40′ X 12′ covered catamaran pontoon boat will be equipped to seat 40 …

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Scholarships Available for Students with Lake Hopatcong Connections

Categories: Education, News
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is proud to announce, for the fourth consecutive year, we will be offering two $1,000 scholarships, each awarded in two possible categories which relate to the work of the Foundation and its mission. Find out more about our scholarship program HERE. The scholarships are one-time gifts, given to a senior in high school who …

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Ice Fishing Workshop Lures a Crowd

Categories: community, Education, Events, News, Other, Public Safety, water safety
The sky was grey and tiny snowflakes were just starting to swirl on Sunday morning, February 4, as more than 30 adults and kids gathered for an Ice Fishing 101 workshop at Hopatcong State Park. It was perfect weather, actually, for this hardy group of both experienced and aspiring winter anglers. Hosted by the Knee Deep Club, Ice Fishing …

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Ice Fishing 101 – Program Full, Waitlist Available

Categories: community, Education, Events, News, Other, Public Safety, water safety
ice fishing
  The Ice Fishing 101 program has reached capacity!  To be added to the waitlist, send your name, phone number and email address to info@lakehopatcongfoundation.org or call the LHF office at 973-663-2500 by Thursday, February 1.   The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, in cooperation with NJ DEP Division of Parks and Forestry, will be coordinating and offering …

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Two $1,000 Scholarships Available

Categories: Education, News
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is proud to announce, for the fourth consecutive year, we will be offering two $1,000 scholarships, each awarded in two possible categories which relate to the work of the Foundation and its mission.  Find out more about our scholarship program HERE. The scholarships are one-time gifts, given to a senior in high school who is …

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Ice Fishing 101

Categories: community, Education, Events, News, Other, Public Safety, water safety
ice fishing
New in 2018, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, in cooperation with NJ DEP Division of Parks and Forestry, will be coordinating and offering community programming at Hopatcong State Park.  The first program, Ice Fishing 101, will be hosted by the Knee Deep Club on Sunday, February 4 at 10:00 am.  In the event of inclement weather …

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Reflecting on an Outstanding Year

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives, Public Safety, Recreational Trails, Train Station, Volunteers, Water Quality
The approach of a new year, with all its promise and potential, is also a good time to pause and reflect.  The past year presented plenty of challenges but also brought new opportunities to engage with the community, steady progress on core projects and initiatives, and some very exciting new beginnings.  Below is an info-graphic …

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Boat Builder Selected for Floating Classroom

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, News, Projects and Initiatives
It’s official! The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has selected Sightseer Marine to build the vessel for the Lake Hopatcong Floating Classroom.  Delivery of the vessel is anticipated by May 1.  Funding for the boat was provided in part by grants from the USA TODAY Network’s “A Community Thrives” program and the James P. Verhalen Family Foundation.  The custom-built, …

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