Please join CJST as we re-visit some of the inaugural stretches of the South Branch that started the organization in 2013. The title of the event reflects our (sometimes) frustration when we re-visit sections of river that we have cleaned before and still find trash. But we have come to understand that due to shifting sediments, flooding, or on-going dumping, there will always be something to do. Fortunately, the amount of trash we find is noticeably less. So we invite all our volunteers and friend to come out for a morning of fun and exercise pulling out tires and whatever else we may find!
The event begins at 8:00 AM. Please meet at the pull off on Old York Road next to the bridge crossing the North Branch. Use 529 Old York Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876 as the closest address. Look for the CJST truck and trailers. Join us for sign up, instructions and safety and enjoy some breakfast on us! From here, we will split into two teams and shuttle to the starting points in Neshanic Station and at Clawson Avenue in Hillsborough. This will be a mostly in-river event and you will get wet. Due to heavy vegetation, any land cleanup would be limited. Volunteers who don't want to get wet can assist the river team with emptying boats and shuttling volunteers. We encourage volunteers to bring their own canoes or flat bottom boats if they have them.
There is a chance that the meet up location may change to Neshanic Station if we can get access approval. We will update this page and notify all volunteers who sign up and provide their email. We also encourge volnteers to follow us on Facebook for updates.
Please note that registration/RSVP is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and food to bring. This is especially true if you are bringing a larger group.
1. Bring along your family and friends! It's going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience!
2. Wear sturdy footwear (closed toes are recommended) and clothing you don't mind getting dirty and wet! We will be walking in the river most of the time in waist high water or less but there are some deeper sections. Life vests will be provided. Hats and sunscreen are recommended. Keep in ind that there will also be sections with thick aquatic vegetation although these can generally be bypassed.
We will provide garbage bags, work gloves, tools, breakfast, and water for volunteers.
So please come on out and help the river! We look forward to restoring this small piece of the Raritan wathershed with you!
Please contact Jens Riedel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908 240-1346 if you have questions or if you plan on bringing a larger group.
The Central Jersey Stream Team is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration of Central Jersey waterways and surrounding land for environmental protection and sustainable recreational use. Our aim is community engagement with hands on projects designed to establish and encourage new environmental stewards.
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Fan Page: www.facebook.com/100tires
Group Page: www.facebook.com/groups/centraljerseystreamteam/