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Petitioning New Jersey State House and 13 others

Support Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey's 2016 (FY2017) Budget

Lake Hopatcong is the state’s largest lake, with 45 miles of shoreline and 2,500 acres of fresh water, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors that live within its watershed and beyond. The fact that this state lake has received less and less financial support from Trenton each year is not only frustrating to those who use the lake for recreation and enjoyment, but is also devastating for the long-term health of the ecosystem. The depletion of resources for the state weed harvesting operation has caused parts of the lake to be unnavigable, and monitoring data has shown that the reduced weed harvests of recent years have reversed the long-term trend of improved water quality on the lake. With each passing year that the state does not properly support this state resource, it deteriorates in a way that hurts businesses, residents, visitors, and aquatic life. It is the responsibility of the State of New Jersey to properly manage this public natural and recreational resource.

Let's make 2016 the year of Lake Hopatcong.

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Senator
    Joseph Pennacchio
  • State Senator
    Anthony Bucco
  • State Senator
    Steven Oroho
  • State Senator
    Stephen Sweeney
  • State Representative
    Vincent Prieto
  • State Representative
    Anthony M. Bucco
  • State Representative
    Parker Space
  • State Representative
    Michael Carroll
  • State Representative
    Gail Phoebus
  • State Representative
    BettyLou DeCroce
  • State Representative
    Jay Webber


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