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Teamed Up and Cleaned Up; Volunteers Remove Trash from Lake Hopatcong

November 15, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Shortly after 8 o’clock on a misty Saturday morning recently, the collars of two green-plaid boots could be seen peeking up above the dark-gray muck just off Brady Road in Jefferson Township.

Barely a step away, Cora Haughney was desperately trying to find her balance on one foot, which she’d managed to plant on a friend’s clean boot while in a wobbly embrace.

Nixon School Green Fair Focuses on Renew and Reuse

ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School had a beautiful fall day Oct. 19 for its second annual Green Fair. This year’s theme: Renew and Reuse.

Students were able to learn about renewable energy sources and finding ways to use household items so they don’t end up in the trash.

Students rotated between seven different sessions run by parent volunteers, staff ...

Roxbury Launches Online 'Recycling Coach'

ROXBURY, NJ – The township today announced the roll-out of a “really great and useful tool” to help residents be good recyclers, said Roxbury Recycling Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes.

By using the “Recycle Coach” platform - either as a smartphone app on their mobile devices or through a link on the township’s website - residents can do the following, she ...

Roxbury Robotics Team Cleans Up Righter Road

ROXBURY, NJ - Members of the Roxbury High School Roxbotix robotics team recently participated in the Roxbury Adopt-A-Road program as part of the N.J. Clean Communities initiative. The team does this twice a year and receives small mini-grants to help fund their program.

The Clean Communities program is a comprehensive litter abatement program serving New Jersey residents and ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s Floating Classroom Wins Environmental Award

LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. - The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) awarded the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom an Environmental Achievement Award “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection” at its 45th Annual Environmental Congress at Mercer County College in West Windsor on Oct. 12.

The Floating Classroom, a 40-foot ...

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