Rain Garden Program

The Lake Hopatcong Commission has partnered with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program to offer rebates of up to $450 to homeowners that build rain gardens or shoreline buffers. Our goal for this program is to install at least sixteen (16) gardens within our watershed over the next two years to help improve the lake’s water quality.  This free program is open to residents of Jefferson, Hopatcong, Mount Arlington and Roxbury who reside in the Lake Hopatcong Watershed to learn the basics of rain garden installation and design a rain garden for your home.

As part of the registration process, attendees will be given the option to sign up for a free follow-up rain garden design session with Rutgers landscape professionals. With detailed guidance in hand, rebates may be awarded to participating residents who install a rain garden or shoreline buffer designed by Rutgers on their property.  Our next workshops will be held on March 3, 2021 at 12pm or 7pm.  Attendance at one of the workshops is required to quality for the rebate program.  

For more information or help with registration, please email commissioner@lakehopatcongcommission.org or call the Lake Hopatcong Commission at 973-601-7801.

Funding for this program is provided by a NJDEP CBT & 319(h) grant awarded to the Lake Hopatcong Commission