HOPATCONG, NJ – The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is in the running to win a grant, coordinated with Boat U.S Foundation, a foundation for boating safety and clean water.
Lake Hopatcong is one of several projects up for grant monies. Funds will be used towards the creation of the Lake Hopatcong Guide Map.
The group has given away more than $1 million towards community projects that promote clean and safe boating. Maximum grant requests can be no more than $10,000.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation applied for grant monies in the amount of $7,400 to create the map, which would have a run of 10,000. They would be no charge through the foundation. The map would be on special paper that would point out landmarks, businesses, launch sites and municipalities.
Information about “aquatic hitchhikers,” or aquatic invasive species like the water chestnut, would have an informational writeup on the map.
Other organizations in the running for the grant are: Chesapeake Conservancy (Maryland), Cook Inletkeeper (Alaska), Kandiyohi County AIS Task Force (Minnesota), The Lake George Association (New York), Northwest Maritime Center (Washington), Keep Tennessee Beautiful (Tennessee) and the Arizona Newspapers Foundation (Arizona).
Past projects have included: a boating safety advertising campaign for the Safe Kids of Greater Toledo (Ohio) and recycling receptacles on piers for monofilament fishing line in Miami (Florida).
Votes can be placed once daily through the Boat U.S. Foundation’s website through Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 EST. Click here for the website and to vote.
Lake Hopatcong is New Jersey’s largest public freshwater and naturally formed lake.
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