NJDEP awards $500,000 in grant money to help prevent future algal blooms

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is thrilled to spread the news that Lake Hopatcong will receive $500,000 in state funding to implement projects this year to address harmful algal blooms! This grant, which was submitted by the Lake Hopatcong Commission with LHF support, and developed with recommendations by Princeton Hydro LLC, is part of the grants announced by the governor when he visited the lake in November, and will fund a variety of projects throughout the lake that aim to reduce or prevent algae growth. The LHF will be contributing $30,000 toward the required match, and is joined by the LHC, Morris and Sussex counties, and the four lakeside municipalities in providing cash and in-kind contributions. In all, there will be more than $830,000 of projects undertaken on behalf of the lake’s health, made possible by the partnership of the state, counties, municipalities, and the LHC and LHF (as well as letters of support from our federal and state leadership). We can’t wait to see these projects get under way in the weeks and months to come. A great day for Lake Hopatcong!

Read the full press release HERE