2018 Lake Hopatcong Lake-Wide Cleanup

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 this fall, we are calling for volunteers to help remove debris from the exposed lakebed in an effort to make the lake a healthier place.  We are looking to recruit 40-50 team leaders and hundreds of volunteers. Local groups and organizations are encouraged to assemble teams to participate.  During the last 60-inch drawdown, we coordinated more than 400 volunteers who accessed the lake from nearly 40 locations, and pulled more than 23,000 pounds of debris from the lakebed.  We hope you will join us this year for another amazing and fun day for the health of our lake!

Sign up today

Ways you can help

1. Become a team leader

Have a team assigned to you or recruit your own (perfect for scout leaders etc.). Team leaders will be contacted by LHF/LHC with more info about responsibilities such as communicating with volunteers, picking up supplies and submitting data sheets.
Find out more or sign up HERE (look for team leader options).

2. Volunteer for a team

Volunteers will enter the lakebed at prearranged locations.  Gloves and bags will be provided. Lakebed can be wet and muddy, rubber boots recommended. Please come dressed accordingly, cleanup is rain or shine.
Choose a location to volunteer HERE (look for volunteer options).

3. Grant an access point

Lakefront property owners and businesses can offer an access point for volunteers.
Grant an access point by contacting Donna at donna@lakehopatcongfoundation.org.

Be part of the biggest community lake cleanup in New Jersey! The more volunteers at different access points, the more debris that can be removed.

Debris Removal

To coordinate the removal of all the debris, the Foundation will be working in partnership with the Morris and Sussex Counties’ Clean Communities programs, as well as the Departments of Public Works in Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mt. Arlington, and RoxburyBridgestone Tire will be recycling tires pulled from the lake.


Contact Donna at 973-663-2500 or donna@lakehopatcongfoundation.org.

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