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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Volunteer Spotlight: Beth Baross

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
On the Lake Hopatcong volunteer circuit, you’re never quite sure where Beth BaRoss is going to show up. In the two years since she moved to Mount Arlington, she’s rolled up her sleeves for just about every event and initiative possible. Beth was a Co-Planner, with Lee Moreau, for this year’s Block Party and has …

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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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Hundreds of Volunteers Needed for Lake-Wide Cleanup on Nov. 3

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
A car dashboard, a mannequin, a lawn mower, and silverware were among the thousands of items pulled from the Lake Hopatcong shoreline the last time the lake was lowered five feet, in 2013. As the lake community prepares for another 60-inch drawdown this fall, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is once again calling for volunteers to …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Leon Moreau

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
Speak softly and carry a big… set of speakers. No, that’s not quite what President Theodore Roosevelt wrote in a letter to Massachusetts politician Henry L. Sprague in 1900, but the twist makes it much more appropriate for Leon Moreau. It’s more likely that you’ve heard and seen the 36-year-old Dover native’s work without ever …

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