On Saturday, volunteers took advantage of the lowered lake level at Lake Hopatcong to clean out debris. The state drops the lake level about every 5 years creating the perfect opportunity for The Lake Hopatcong Foundation to host a cleanup.
Volunteers reportedly found old rugs, beer bottles and cans, patio cushions, and about 20 tires. Lake Hopatcong resident and Homestead Beach Association member Marty Straka told the New Hersey Herald that the amount of debris wasn't as bad as he was expecting.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is a nonprofit that founded in 2012. It's mission is to "protect the lake environment and enhance the lake experience."
Read the NJHerald.com story here.