Volunteers for the Lake Hopatcong community cleanup this Saturday, November 3, may access the lake from more than 40 locations. The cleanup, coordinated by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, is held in conjunction with the five-foot lake drawdown held every five years.
Most volunteer groups will begin the cleanup between 8:00 and 8:30. Access locations in Jefferson/Lake Hopatcong are listed below. Team leaders’ names are in parentheses, along with contact information for the leaders in two key locations. For a complete list of access locations around the lake, visit www.lakehopatcongfoundation.org.
Jefferson/Lake Hopatcong Access Locations
5 North Alpine Drive behind Sherman Island (Cal Thomas)
6 Shallow Cove Road (Lori Kircher)
32 Benedict Drive (Will Avers)
52 Mason Street from site of new bridge to Liffy Island north (Mary Lynne Barker)
75 Yacht Club Drive (Ken Smith) – Boy Scout Troop 76 from Lincoln Park
Bright’s Cove, 4 Lorettacong Road (Esther Poulsen)
CAPP Beach (Sean Grealy) – including students from Montclair State University
Dow’s Boat Rental, 145 Nolan’s Point Road (Patty Romano, Jefferson Township Clean Community Coordinator, 201-317-4399) – volunteers from soccer team
East shore beach area near 28 McNabb Road (Bill Craig, East Shore Home Owners Association president, 862-266-5370) – students from the Academy for Environmental Science at Jefferson High School
Henderson Bay, 148 Chincopee Road – service project for Hilltop Country Day School
Henderson Cove, 216 Lakeside Avenue (Robyn Pirmann)
Katz Marina at the cove (Patty Romano)
Lake Forest Yacht Club beach toward Ashley Cove (south), including dock area
Lake Forest Yacht Club boat ramp toward 75 Yacht Club Drive north – Team Ridge Powersports
Liffy Island (AJ Lambert)
Main Lake Market (Lisa Palanchi)
Mason Street Pub (Kayla Cole)
New Hampshire Avenue Fire Lane (Joseph Mina)
New Jersey State Police Station (Amanda Nuzzo)
Prospect Point Preserve (Tim Clancy)
Sandy Point, 25 Wild Way (Donna Macalle-Holly)
Tiny’s Tavern (Emily Adams) – MetLife Team
To coordinate the removal of all the debris, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation will partner with the Morris and Sussex Counties Clean Communities programs and the Departments of Public Works in the four lakeside towns, including Jefferson. Bridgestone Tire will recycle tires pulled from the lake.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting the lake environment and enhancing the lake experience by bringing together public and private resources to encourage a culture of sustainability and stewardship on and around New Jersey’s largest lake, for this and future generations.