September 20, 2021| Environment
By: Lake Hopatcong Foundation
We are thrilled to announce the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), through the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund (DWCF), has awarded a $480k grant for streambank stabilization projects around Lake Hopatcong and the upper Musconetcong River Watershed. The grant was awarded to the Lake Hopatcong Commission in partnership with the Lake Hopatcong Foundation.
The grant will fund the design and implementation of three streambank stabilization projects, addressing stormwater issues within the watershed. Project areas include Witten Park in Hopatcong, Memorial Park in Mount Arlington, and Hopatcong State Park in Roxbury. Details on the projects can be found in the official press release below.
We are so appreciative of the impressive amount of support for these projects, which will enhance local wildlife habitat and improve water quality in Lake Hopatcong and the Musconetcong River. Supporting groups and organizations who provided a match of a combined $489k of in-kind contributions include the Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Hopatcong Borough, Roxbury Township, Mount Arlington Borough, Morris and Sussex Counties, the Musconetcong Watershed Association, Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey Highlands Council, and Princeton Hydro.