LHF: Posted by Holly Odgers. When debris – plastic bags, bottles, cigarette butts, etc. – is thrown on the ground, it can wash down storm sewers and get into our waterways.
Not only is waste unsightly, but it can also damage aquatic life and lower the oxygen levels in the water if it breaks down. If we each take some time to clean up our communities, we can make a BIG difference. If you’re craving a little spring cleaning, below are two cleanups to get you outside in spring weather while protecting our watershed at the same time.
Have fun with spring cleaning!
Annual river cleanup by the Musconetcong Watershed Association
Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.
Every spring, the Musconetcong Watershed Association organizes a river cleanup where hundreds of volunteers clear trash at various locations along the Musconetcong River, from Lake Hopatcong to the confluence of the Delaware River.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is proud to support this effort each year by coordinating the Hopatcong State Park portion of the cleanup. Hopatcong State Park is location # 1 on the river cleanup map. You can join us for this cleanup by registering HERE.
Gloves and garbage bags are provided. Masks are required in groups.
Adjustment of the LHF Adopt-A-Spot community
Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
We hope you will join us to pick up road debris along the mountain. Arlington Boulevard in support of Roxbury’s Adopt-A-Road program and in celebration of Earth Week.
In just 90 minutes, we usually make a big difference! No registration is required for this event. Just meet us on the mountain. Arlington Boulevard in front of Nixon School (275 Mt Arlington Blvd., Landing) at 8:30 am. Please park your vehicles along the street in front of the school.
Gloves, garbage bags and vests are provided. Masks are required in groups.