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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Annual Musconetcong River cleanup

Categories: community, Events, Going Green, News, Other
On Saturday, April 13, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation will be assisting with the 27th Annual River Cleanup by leading the efforts at the Hopatcong State Park location.  We will meet near the concession stand at Hopatcong State Park at 9 am. This annual river cleanup, organized by the Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA), brings hundreds of volunteers to various …

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What’s stormwater got to do with clean drinking water?

Categories: community, Going Green, Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
When it rains, chemicals and other dangerous pollutants on our streets, parking lots, and roads get washed into storm drains and are funneled into our drinking water supplies and other waterways that our children play in. This makes stormwater pollution one of New Jersey’s greatest threats to our clean drinking water, especially in towns that …

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Native Plant Gardens Thriving at Train Station

Categories: community, Going Green, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, News, Roxbury, Train Station
Theses photos show our two gardens at the Lake Hopatcong Train Station – our mass planting garden and our specimen garden.  All plants are native to New Jersey and, as can be seen above, are thriving at the station.   We are already planning our next native plant sale for May 2019.  Native plants have the advantage of requiring …

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Annual Musconetcong River Cleanup

Categories: community, Events, Going Green, News, Other
On Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation will be leading the Hopatcong State Park location of the 26th Annual River Cleanup.  We will meet at Hopatcong State Park at 9:00 am. This annual river cleanup, organized by the Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA), brings hundreds of volunteers to various locations …

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Celebrate Earth Day with a Community Cleanup and Lots of Native Plants!

Categories: community, Events, Going Green, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Other, Train Station

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) will be celebrating Earth Day, a globally celebrated holiday focused on green awareness and environmental issues, with a community cleanup on April 22nd and then continuing the celebration with a native plant sale on May 6th. LHF Adopt-A-Road Cleanup Lots of hands make light work.  Join the Foundation for just …

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Free Tree Seedlings Available in 11 Morris County Towns

Categories: community, Events, Going Green, Hopatcong, News, Other, Roxbury

Up to 2,000 free tree seedlings will be available at each of 11 Morris County towns from April 22nd through May 5th as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign.  A partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the New Jersey of State Forestry Service, the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign provides trees to …

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Join Us for a River Clean-up

Categories: community, Events, Going Green, News, Other

Join us this Saturday, April 15th, for the Musconetcong Watershed Association’s 25th Annual River Clean-Up from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  We will be leading the Hopatcong State Park location of this clean-up organized by the Musconetcong Watershed Association. Trash bags, work gloves, water, snacks and t-shirts will be provided. Visit: http://www.musconetcong.org/cleanups.php for more information.  Email karen@musconetcong.org …

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