Lake Hopatcong is poised to get help from both Morris and Sussex counties. Freeholder boards in both counties have agreed to allocate a total of $50,000 in matching funds to support an application by the Lake Hopatcong Commission for a potential $500,000 state grant to study and reduce harmful algal blooms (HABs), which severely limited recreational use of Lake Hopatcong during most of the 2019 recreational season.

 Combined with a $50,000 match from the Lake Hopatcong Commission and $150,000 of expected in-kind donations by lake towns, including Jefferson, Hopatcong, Mount Arlington, and Roxbury–there is a potential $750,000 infusion of funds for projects to commence this spring.

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