Lake cleanup proves very tiresome

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
It’s safe to assume that part of the fun of volunteering for the recent lake-wide cleanup of Lake Hopatcong is that it’s sort of like a treasure hunt. It may not have quite the same romance as, say, Indiana Jones’s archaeological exploits in the Raiders of the Lost Ark movies, but there’s something exciting about …

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Cleanup tallies, volunteers and quotables

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
2018 lake-wide cleanup tallies Every 5 years, the State of New Jersey draws down Lake Hopatcong by 60 inches to allow property owners to repair docks and seawalls. The drawdown can also help to kill off unwanted aquatic plants in shallow areas, while facilitating cleanup efforts.  The first lake-wide cleanup was organized by the LHF …

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Hundreds of volunteers venture out to remove trash from Lake Hopatcong

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
Shortly after 8 o’clock on a misty Saturday morning, the collar of two green-plaid boots peeked up above the dark-gray muck just off Brady Road in Jefferson Township. Barely a step away, Cora Haughney was desperately trying to find her balance on one foot, which she’d managed to plant on a friend’s clean boot while …

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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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2018 Lake Hopatcong Lake-Wide Cleanup

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, along with the Lake Hopatcong Commission, is coordinating with the four lake municipalities, two counties, the state and local groups to organize hundreds of volunteers for the 2018 Lake Hopatcong Lake-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, November 3 from 8 am – noon. As the Lake Hopatcong community prepares for another five-year 60-inch drawdown …

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Call for Lake Loop Volunteers

Categories: Block Party, community, Events, Hopatcong, Jefferson, lake, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, News, Roxbury, Volunteers
Join us in creating an amazing day of activities for the benefit of Lake Hopatcong at our annual Lake Loop bike, run, paddle challenge on October 7 at Hopatcong State Park.  This event has so many moving parts and it takes a LOT of people to make it run smoothly, so we are looking for a big …

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Five-Foot Drawdown – Timeline and Procedures

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury
This year, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection will be moving forward with its five-year, 60-inch drawdown procedure to allow access to waterfront structures for inspection and maintenance. Residents can contact Hopatcong State Park at 973-398-7010 to inquire about needed permits for work to waterfront structures. The drawdown also allows for cleanup of the lakebed …

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