A wonderful afternoon – volunteer open house

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
We had such a wonderful afternoon this past Wednesday, April 10, during our volunteer open house.  Thank you to all who came out to have a little coffee and cake, mingle, and celebrate National Volunteer Week and the opening of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center with us. It is because of the …

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Volunteer spotlight: Ron Kraus

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
Ron Kraus wasn’t around when the current Lake Hopatcong train station was built in Landing in 1911, but he has been overseeing the building’s rebirth ever since the Lake Hopatcong Foundation purchased it five years ago. The mild-mannered 72-year-old Michigan native, now a resident of Landing, was recruited by LHF Board Chairman Marty Kane to …

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is excited to celebrate National Volunteer Week from April 7-13. National Volunteer Week is the perfect opportunity to honor the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s challenges, strengthen their communities, and be a force that transforms the world. We would like to recognize the more …

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Congrats to our award-winning volunteers!

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, From the President, News
On Friday night, a small caravan made its way from the Lake Hopatcong Foundation office to Plainsboro, N.J., where the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education was holding its winter conference. There, eight LHF volunteers representing the education team were honored for their incredible work in helping to create and run the LHF field trip …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Behrent

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
If you’ve ever seen a photo of an eagle, high in a tree or soaring through the sky above Lake Hopatcong, it was likely taken by Bob Behrent. The 73-year-old Roxbury Township resident, armed with a camera lens as long as a Louisville Slugger, manages to take stunning shots that invite viewers right into the …

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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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Volunteers Celebrated at Beefsteak Dinner

Categories: community, Fundraisers, Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation hosted a traditional beefsteak dinner Saturday, Nov. 3, at the St. Jude Parish Hall in Hopatcong. The event was a fundraiser for the LHF as well as a gathering to honor LHF volunteers. “As a small organization, we’re limited as to what we can do without paying more people,” said Marty …

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