Posted Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Book Geared Toward 4th and 5th Graders Addresses Watershed Issues 

New Children's Book

Written By Dorothy Sabarese, illustrated by Patricia Mueller & Matt Keown, edited by Lise Greene

Since 2015, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation education team of staff and volunteers have been holding spring field trips for local students to learn about the state’s largest freshwater lake and how to keep it healthy.

In line with these lessons, volunteers Dorothy Sabarese and Pat Mueller began working on a children’s book, geared toward 4th and 5th graders (the same age as the students on the field trips).

“Lake Hopatcong Speaks Out” is a culmination of several years of work, a book told from the perspective of Lake Hopatcong itself, and which tells the reader about how to keep “stuff” from getting into the lake and what actions are needed to help keep it clean.

The book is all the more relevant since it debuts in 2019 after the lake faced an unprecedented algal bloom over the summer, though its lessons are timeless and relevant in watersheds beyond just that of Lake Hopatcong.

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is selling the book through Amazon: $15.99 for paperback and $22.99 for hardcover. Stop by the foundation office at 125 Landing Road, Landing, to purchase a hardcover copy, while supplies last.