Lake Hopatcong Foundation Awards, Citations, and Honors

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 2022 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the category of “Environmental Education, Educator-Led” for our environmental student field trip program

New Jersey Senate and General Assembly 2022 Joint Legislative Resolution in celebration of 10 years of service and commitment to improving Lake Hopatcong for all.  

New Jersey Eleventh Congressional District 2022 citation in recognition of 10 years of environmental stewardship of Lake Hopatcong. 

North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) 2021 Lake Management Success Stories Award awarded to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and the Lake Hopatcong Commission for efforts in addressing harmful algal blooms (HABs) on Lake Hopatcong. 

Preservation New Jersey 2021 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award for the Lake Hopatcong Station rehabilitation project (Preservation Project Award).  

AIA-Newark & Suburban 2021 Merit Award (silver) for historical preservation presented to Connolly & Hickey Historical Architects for the Lake Hopatcong Station rehabilitation project.

Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Roxbury Business Beautification Award for the rehabilitation of the Lake Hopatcong Station, now the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental & Cultural Center.

Morris County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Not-For-Profit Volunteer Excellence Award for innovative programming for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom.

State and General Assembly Citation in recognition of our 2019 Morris County Chamber of Commerce Not-For-Profit Volunteer Excellence Award.

Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority’s 2019 Clean Water Stewardship Award for our leadership role in organizing the 2018 Lake Hopatcong community cleanup, in conjunction with the 60-inch drawdown of Lake Hopatcong.

The New Jersey Governor’s Office on Volunteerism and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism 2019 Outstanding Service Award for efforts in sustaining the communities of New Jersey.

State of New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service and volunteer efforts.

Roxbury Township Historic Advisory Committee commendation for the “restoration of the iconic stone Lake Hopatcong Rail Road Station.”

Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE) first-ever 2018 Pat Skelly Community Award, which honors volunteer-led efforts in environmental education in local communities—awarded to our education team members for their incredible work in helping create and run our field trip program, which has taught thousands of students about watersheds, lake ecology, and how to protect the lake environment.

Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) 2018 Environmental Achievement Award in recognition of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection.” 

Jefferson Township Chamber of Commerce 2018 Non-Profit of the Year.

New Jersey Highlands Coalition 2018 Above & Beyond Award recognizing LHF Grants and Program Director Donna Macalle-Holly. 

The Daily Record 2014 Grassroots Award for the Floating Wetland Islands Project. 

Morris County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Not-For-Profit Volunteer Excellence Award in recognition of the Foundation’s leadership in improving and enhancing the lake experience and environment. 

Morris County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Not-For-Profit Volunteer Excellence Award in recognition of the LHF Lake-Wide Cleanup.

New Jersey Clean Communities 2013 Clean Water Award in recognition of the LHF Lake-Wide Cleanup.

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