Community Cleanups

Lake-Wide Community Cleanup 

Since 2013, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and the Lake Hopatcong Commission have been organizing a lake-wide community cleanup in conjunction with the 5-year, 5-foot drawdown. These large-scale cleanups aim to enhance the health of New Jersey’s largest lake with the help of hundreds of volunteers who remove litter and debris from the exposed lakebed. The most recent cleanup in 2023 saw nearly 600 devoted volunteers remove an incredible 28,000 pounds of debris, including more than 900 tires! Also assisting in the effort were the four towns around the lake (Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mt. Arlington, and Roxbury), the Roxbury Fire Department, Hopatcong State Park, Morris and Sussex Counties’ Clean Communities, Morris County Mosquito Control, Morris County Park Commission, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the New Jersey State Police. 

Adopt-A-Spot Cleanup

Since 2016, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation has participated in Roxbury Township's Adopt-A-Spot program. We adopted the stretch of Mount Arlington Boulevard from the southern tip of the lake to the town border near the entrance to Bertrand Island. Each spring, during Earth Week, we organize a community cleanup to clear that stretch of road of litter.

The 2024 Adopt-A-Spot Cleanup is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, April 20.

Register to Volunteer

Read more about our 2023 cleanup day HERE

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