Floating Classroom 2018 Wrap-Up

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives
It has been a whirlwind of an inaugural year for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom! The vessel first arrived and was launched on Lake Hopatcong in April and was christened, Study Hull, at our 2018 Annual Meeting in May at the Garden State Yacht Club in Hopatcong. See post on Floating Classroom Christening: 2018 LHF Annual Meeting and Floating …

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Hundreds of Students Explore Lake Hopatcong During Spring Educational Field Trips

Categories: community, Education, Lake Hopatcong, News
Nearly 800 area students poured into Hopatcong State Park over 7 days this spring to participate in our Lake Hopatcong educational field trip program. The field trips provide an interactive adventure for fourth- and fifth-grade students to learn all about Lake Hopatcong and the watershed that is vital to its health. This year’s students were the first …

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First Students Board Floating Classroom for Educational Field Trips

Categories: community, Education, Lake Hopatcong, News
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s spring educational field trip season launched this past week with the debut of the Floating Classroom. About 250 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Roxbury and Jefferson Townships climbed aboard the Floating Classroom as one component of their Lake Hopatcong educational field trip at Hopatcong State Park. The new vessel has scientific equipment on …

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Floating Classroom: Coming Soon to a Lake Near You!

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Grants, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives
You may have noticed that we’ve been awfully quiet since we announced that Sightseer Marine in Hudson, Florida was selected to build the vessel for our floating classroom back in November.  We’ll it’s time for the big reveal and she’s a beauty! The 40′ X 12′ covered catamaran pontoon boat will be equipped to seat 40 …

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Boat Builder Selected for Floating Classroom

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, News, Projects and Initiatives
It’s official! The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has selected Sightseer Marine to build the vessel for the Lake Hopatcong Floating Classroom.  Delivery of the vessel is anticipated by May 1.  Funding for the boat was provided in part by grants from the USA TODAY Network’s “A Community Thrives” program and the James P. Verhalen Family Foundation.  The custom-built, …

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Lots of Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!

Categories: Block Party, community, Education, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Recreational Trails, Roxbury, Uncategorized, Volunteers

With the warmer weather comes a slew of upcoming LHF volunteer opportunities! From block parties to hiking to field trips, we have something for everyone.

A Laker’s Dozen: 2016 Wrap-Up

Categories: 319(h) grant, Block Party, community, Education, Events, Fundraising, General LHF Info, Giving, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake History, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Lake Loop, Lake Stewards, LHF, Membership, Mt. Arlington, News, Other, Projects and Initiatives, Public Safety, Recreational Trails, Roxbury, Train Station, Volunteers, Water Quality, Water Scouts

This is the final post in our A Laker’s Dozen: 12 “Sweet” LHF Achievements from 2016 series – reflecting on and celebrating 2016 and the Lake Hopatcong Community. As 2016 comes to a close, there is nothing sweeter than taking a moment to reflect on everything that has been accomplished. Over the past 12 weeks …

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Partnering with the New Academy for Environmental Science

Categories: community, Education, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Other, Volunteers

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Morris County Vocational School District’s Academy for Environmental Science that will take place at Jefferson Township High School. The 4-year-long Academy for Environmental Science “provides students with the interdisciplinary study of natural processes and human impacts in the atmosphere, aquatic systems and soils,” according to the vocational …

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