What we can all do about the algal bloom

Categories: From the President, Going Green, Governmental Matters, News, Riparian Vegetation, Shop Local, Water Quality
As the advisory against swimming and some watersports on Lake Hopatcong continues, it’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such an unprecedented environmental crisis. But we at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation want to encourage you all to have faith, to know that there are things we can all do to help the current …

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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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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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Looking back (and forward!) at our 7th Annual Meeting

Categories: Events, From the President, News
It was a packed house for our 7th Annual Meeting on Friday, May 3, and we at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation were thrilled to be hosting this yearly event at the LHF Environmental & Cultural Center, in the former Lake Hopatcong Train Station building. It actually was not our first time hosting our annual meeting …

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Congrats to our award-winning volunteers!

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, From the President, News
On Friday night, a small caravan made its way from the Lake Hopatcong Foundation office to Plainsboro, N.J., where the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education was holding its winter conference. There, eight LHF volunteers representing the education team were honored for their incredible work in helping to create and run the LHF field trip …

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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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