New year, new home!

Categories: From the President, News, Train Station
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely end to 2018 and are looking forward to a fun 2019 ahead. We at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation are thrilled to be ringing in the new year in our new home at the Lake Hopatcong Train Station building (finally)! Although the building rehabilitation work is …

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Academy for Environmental Sciences Doing Great Things in Jefferson

Categories: Education, Environmental Program News, From the President, Jefferson, Lake Steward Program, Lake Stewards, News
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has been a partner with the Academy for Environmental Sciences, part of the Morris County Vo-Tech program and run out of Jefferson Township High School, since it was first announced in 2015. Academy students have helped teach elementary school students during our spring field trips and have worked as some of …

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Celebrating Decades of Service

Categories: From the President, Jefferson, News
A life in public service isn’t exactly glamorous: as outgoing Jefferson Township Mayor Russ Felter and Town Administrator Jim Leach recalled their experiences during a farewell luncheon in their joint honor on Sunday, there were stories of late-night meetings, post-storm traffic management, toilet installations, and getting scolded at public meetings. But the event left no …

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Donna, Going “Above and Beyond”

Categories: From the President, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News
We always knew we had a rockstar on staff with grants and programs director Donna Macalle-Holly. But yesterday, we were thrilled to see an outside group recognize her as well! At the New Jersey Highlands Coalition’s annual meeting, which was held at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, Donna was awarded the “Above & Beyond Award” …

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Gratitude and optimism

Categories: From the President, News
Lake Hopatcong
Happy July! As I emerge from several weeks of Lake Hopatcong Foundation focus groups and surveys, culminating with a strategic planning session with our board and staff, I am so optimistic about the future of Lake Hopatcong. Thank you to everyone who participated in giving us feedback, and I can’t begin to tell you how …

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Welcome, Roberta Schmidt!

Categories: From the President, General LHF Info, News
We are so pleased to welcome Roberta Schmidt to the LHF team! Roberta actually started as our new Development Director in early April, so many of you might have already had the opportunity to meet her as she’s been getting acquainted with the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and the community as a whole. Roberta served as …

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Excited to be back!

Categories: Events, From the President, News
I am so excited to officially return to work as president of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation after 20 months of being away on educational leave. Although I remained on the board of trustees during my time away, I definitely missed being a part of the everyday scene on Lake Hopatcong – I missed the view, …

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Welcoming Holly Odgers to the LHF team

Categories: From the President, News, Other

I am so pleased to welcome Holly Odgers on board at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation as our newest team member! Holly will serve as our managing director, alongside acting executive director Donna Macalle-Holly and development director Jennifer DeWitt. Holly will be helping to keep things moving while I am on leave, and she brings a …

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